GetGo Café & Market is looking to bring a fueling station, convenience store and drive-through to West Carrollton. A site plan application submitted for the convenience store chain owned and operated by Pittsburgh-based Giant Eagle was approved by the city of West Carrollton on April 20. It calls for a 24-hour 6,323-square-foot store with six double-sided fuel pumps at 2100 S. Alex Road between Ohio 725 and Watertower Lane. The project is expected to breathe new life into the Imperial Square shopping center, located at “a key gateway” into West Carrollton, according to Greg Gaines, the city’s director of planning and community development.
“Our hope is that the $7 million GetGo Café+Market investment and the new activity which it generates, along with the property owner’s improvements to the site, will attract additional business and investment and reinvigorate this aging facility,” Gaines said. “The GetGo Café+Market will be more than just a convenience store, providing the surrounding high-density residential neighborhood and the community with a new option for dining and shopping 24 hours a day. The business would be constructed on the site of a former U.S. Bank, which is set to be demolished. GetGo offers made-to-order foods and a market stocked with ready- to-eat meals, packaged goods and convenience items, the company said. Many sites offer touchless and tunnel WetGo car washes. It has more than 260 locations, with nearly 100 of those locations in Ohio and the remainder in Indiana, Maryland, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. GetGo typically hires around 35 team members, 10 of them on a full-time basis, according to a company spokesman.
If approved, it would be the first Dayton region location for GetGo Café+Market. Gaines said that distinction is “another indication that the city is becoming a place of choice to live, work, and play.” Involved in the project are Cincinnati-based consulting firm McBride Dale Clarion and CESO, which provides engineering, architecture, transportation, survey services, environmental, construction, interior design and more, according to documents supplied by the city. GetGo has submitted a preliminary proposal to the city of Kettering for 2932 S. Dixie Highway, where Golden Nugget Pancake House once operated, but has not given a formal proposal for the site, officials said. Site plan drawings that were part of that proposal clearly show that the existing building would need to be demolished to make way for a new 6,125-square-foot convenience store and gas pumps.