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Royal Farms Interested in Shamokin Dam Site | Local Business News

Shamokin Dam, Pennsylvania: Royal Farms, a Maryland-based convenience store chain, is looking to open a location along routes 11/15 in Shamokin Dam.

The company laid out plans to potentially open in the former Phillips Motel, which closed in 2015 after 52 years.

Shamokin Dam County Administrator Ed Hovenstine said Royal Farms officials have also submitted plans to PennDOT and are awaiting approval. “One of the last things they were working on was the traffic flow on the highway,” Hovenstine said.

Hovenstine noted that Royal Farms has spent considerable time on plans for the site. Hovenstine said other companies had previously shown interest in the property, including Wawa.

Snyder County records show that Central PA Enterprise, LLC currently owns the Phillips Motel property. The company is run by Selinsgrove developer Robert Grayston.

Royal Farms has more than 205 locations in Maryland, Delaware, Virginia and Pennsylvania, according to the website. The company is headquartered in Baltimore, MD. It was founded in 1959 and continues to expand with plans to open stores in West Virginia and North Carolina. Royal Farms is known for its fried chicken.

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