Council Approves Royal Farms Remodel

Feb 6 2019 /

by Terry Rogers

 

On Monday, January 28, Milford City Council approved a request by Royal Farms to demolish the existing building on the corner of Dupont Highway and Shawnee Road in order to build a larger store. The company will also remove all gas tanks and pumps as part of the new remodel in order to install new ones.

“We just went through this process in Seaford and the store that will be built here will be the same as the one in that location,” Mike Riemann of Becker Morgan said. “The company has purchased the adjacent lot to the north so the new store will be larger. They are also increasing the number of gas pumps from five to seven. The current store only has 30 parking spaces and this change will allow for 75.”

There will be no change to the entrance into Royal Farms from Shawnee Road, according to Riemann but the entrance and exit onto Dupont Highway will be shifted back from the Shawnee Road intersection and a concrete median added to prevent drivers from shooting across the highway to make a U-turn at Shawnee Road. The new store will be larger and will have more employees than the current store, Riemann explained.

Councilman Chris Mergner asked if the Shawnee Road entrance could be moved back as it was dangerous for those who needed to enter Dupont Highway and head south. Riemann explained that there was little that could be done since Royal Farms did not own the property adjacent to the entrance and exit. DelDOT had reviewed the plans and did not suggest the intersection needed to be moved so the plan was to let it remain as it was.Construction on the location will begin in the next few months. 

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