Two lots of Newark’s well-known Four Corners are currently getting a makeover.
Renovations of the on Jarvis Avenue are currently under way to make room for two new buildings that will expand the gas station’s services.
The plan is to build a new convenience store at the gas station that will be double the size than the one that once stood in the middle of the lot.
Owners of the property were granted a conditional use permit from the City Council in September to build a store that would take up about 1,069 square feet that would remain in the middle of the lot.
But a larger store isn’t the only new feature of the gas station’s overhaul.
The council also approved a proposal to build a 612-square-foot car wash. That car wash is planned to be located at the rear of the gas station, according to previous council documents.
The gas station has remained fenced up and out of service since construction began.
Across the street, debris has been completely cleared from the demolition of a former steakhouse restaurant that had been vacant for years.
Demolition of the former building, which once housed a Cattlemen’s restaurant, begun in mid-November.
Now in its place is the framework for two new buildings as part of a development proposed by the parcel’s owners, Imwalle Properties.
The larger of the two proposed buildings would occupy up to 6,640 square feet and house an AutoZone parts store.
Another smaller building will take up approximately 4,360-square-foot building, and would be divided into two retail spaces, developer Don Imwalle has said in previous interviews with Patch.
One of those retail spaces is planned to be a Starbucks with a drive-thru service, according to Community Development Director Terrence Grindall.
The Starbucks will be a relocation of the located near Baskin Robbins in the Newark Marketplace Plaza, according to Grindall.
Imwalle has said that the planned opening date for the two buildings is scheduled for spring.