Trumbull County Building Department has issued a permit to Salam Elwanni to construct a Quick Mart convenience store and gas station on Route 62 at Standard Avenue in Masury.
Elwanni owns all the property from Standard to Roberts Street, but is focusing on the southern portion – the site of the former Southside Market – for the development.
Murphy Contracting Co., Youngstown, the same firm that is building a Fuel Express convenience store on Warren Sharon Road, Brookfield, will build Quick Mart, said township Code Enforcement Officer Pete Ross. The project value is $298,000.
Efforts to reach Elwani were unsuccessful.
Plans submitted to the county call for building a 4,120-square-foot convenience store, and four pumps with a canopy over them.
“It’s a very nice looking building,” Ross said.
Customer access will be from Route 62 or Standard Avenue, and there will be no access onto Dutch Lane, the alley that runs along the northwest side of the property.
Township Trustee Dan Suttles said Elwanni asked him if the township could do anything about helping her get a liquor license. Elwanni owns Brookfield Drive Thru, which is just east of the property on Route 62, but she can’t use that license to extend sales to the convenience store.
“She said, ‘We’re building it anyway’ whether they get a liquor license or not.” Suttles said. “That’s not gonna stop them from moving forward on it.”
Marcus Hollenbank, stormwater specialist for Trumbull Soil and Water Conservation District, said the project calls for building underground stormwater storage.
“It should probably just improve the drainage in that area,” he said.