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03/10/2021

PHOTO GALLERY: Duchess Convenience Stores Debuts New Flagship Store

HEATH, Ohio — Englefield Oil Co. debuted a new flagship location for its Duchess convenience store brand.

Located at 9550 Johnstown Rd. in New Albany, Ohio, the site 5,000-square-foot site is the brand’s largest c-store to date.

"We are excited to open our newest Duchess in New Albany," said Englefield Oil Co. President Ben Englefield. "Duchess has been a long-standing staple in this community and our new store is a step toward furthering our effort to provide a safe, clean and convenient place to shop."

Designed with the consumer in mind, the bright and welcoming space features new brand elements, merchandising fixtures and product selections for on-the-go consumers.

The c-store emphasizes the retailer's take on fresh, with craft sandwiches, subs and other treats made daily, as well as new food options, like the Eggwich, which features sausage or bacon sandwiched between two egg patties.

The store also supports and highlights dozens of Ohio-made products and joins the list of 10 Duchess locations piloting curbside pickup available via the My Duchess app or online at MyDuchess.com.

"Our new flagship store celebrates our brand's heritage and introduces new design elements that will carry us into the future," said Ashley Englefield DeWitt, vice president of marketing and merchandising. "Working with local designers and contractors who know our brand and the communities we serve was important. Our goal was to provide an updated look while showcasing the items our customers have come to love from Duchess."

The flagship Duchess c-store was designed by Sketch Blue and Nicole Faccinto Design with J. Carter Bean Architect as the architect and Robertson Construction as the general contractor.

Based in Heath, Englefield Oil Co. operates 119 c-stores throughout Ohio and West Virginia. This year, the Duchess brand will celebrate its 60th anniversary.