C-store chain Sheetz opened a new operations center in Claysburg, Pa., that includes 115,000 square feet of office space and a 13,000-square-foot daycare center. The first floor features test kitchens, a data center and training rooms.
Also on the first floor is an employee dining room that includes an independent pavilion extending into the lawn, with exposed timber columns and a natural stone, gas-burning fireplace against the wall. The chimney also connects to a wood-burning fireplace on the outside patio that Sheetz will use for special events. A large, southern-facing glazed porch brings the outside in, encouraging employees to experience nature during the workday.
Above the first floor, a mezzanine will accommodate future expansion. The second and third floors are devoted to flexible open-plan offices, with conference rooms and common open spaces.