Those driving through St. Rose may have been taken slightly aback to see the demolished remains of the community’s RaceTrac store in recent weeks, but regular customers can put their fears at rest – the convenience store and fuel station is gone only temporary, with a bigger and better version set to reopen next year.
The 521 Almedia Road location is currently undergoing a remodel to expand its diesel offering and is scheduled to complete in the late second quarter of 2021, according to RaceTrac spokeswoman Megan Shannon.
The renovation will add in three lanes for high flow diesel with bulk diesel exhaust fluid (DEF), 20 fueling positions, and a double row gas canopy, effectively adding a truck stop to RaceTrac 2.0. It will also add more items to the food offerings inside the store. Shannon said the expanded space will add in “grab and go” items including fresh self-serve pizza, hot breakfast sandwiches and freshly brewed on demand coffee via its branded Crazy Good Coffee bar.
“We’re excited to better serve small to mid-size fleet drivers and the St. Rose community with this expansion,” Shannon said. “Guests will continue to find the offers they already know and love, like our wide selection of tasty, on-the-go food and beverage favorites and our Swirl World frozen desserts station, with up to 10 flavors and 28 toppings. Racetrac aims to make people’s lives simpler and more enjoyable, (and it does that by) offering an enjoyable, convenient experience for our on the go guests.”
The St. Rose RaceTrac is the latest in the convenience store chain to undergo a remodeling, with several others statewide having been enhanced in recent years. The aim has been to offer a more modern layout that clearly showcases the many food and beverage options available to the customer.
The Atlanta-based company operates nearly 400 stores across Louisiana, Florida, Georgia and Texas.