Best Travel Center Design Honorable Mention: Kings Mahwah
Best Travel Center Design
Honorable Mention: Kings Mahwah, Mahwah, N.J.
Designer: Bolla Oil Corp.
At its first site in New Jersey, Bolla Oil Corp. wanted to not only introduce the company to local customers, but to grab their attention. "We wanted to completely wow the customer base and let them know who Bolla is," said store owner Harry Singh.
The company redeveloped the two-acre property to boast two fueling areas, both carrying the Sunoco brand, with 12 multipurpose fuel dispensers for gas and diesel, plus an additional five multipurpose fuel dispensers under a separate canopy for diesel/DEF customers only.
The site also features the 35th Bolla Market location. The 5,000-square-foot store offers a gourmet deli, full-service coffee, a 13-door cooler, luxurious bathrooms, and seating for more than 30 guests. The c-store has a second story that is used for storage, accounting activity, and office space for vendor and team meetings.
Bolla Oil was concerned its trucking business would impact traffic flow to the gas pumps and to the c-store. However, Singh said, "Fortunately, we have been able to manage the volume effectively.” Only six weeks after opening, Kings Mahwah was already exceeding gasoline, diesel and convenience store goals, he reported.
“Our goal was to become a destination for commuters, travelers and locals, and so far we have achieved this goal, but will continue to offer this luxurious experience to all our customers." Singh added.