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Proposed Royal Farms Would be Open 24 Hours

The proposed Royal Farms located at the intersection of Routes 32 and 26 will be open 24 hours a day.

The proposed Royal Farms that has sparked comments from area organizations and residents would be open 24-hours a day if construction is approved, according to Patrick Varga, Carroll County's development review project manager.

The across the street on the opposite corner of the intersection offers a convenience store and gas pumps that are 24-hours. , which also shares the intersection, is only open until 10 p.m. daily. 

, located further down on Route 26, also has a 24-hour gas station and convenience store.

grocery store is open 24-hours as well, but their gas station is only open from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.

This Royal Farms location will be eighth gas station within a three-mile radius of Eldersburg with an additional gas station being constructed at the new on Liberty Road.

The business would become the first to fill the empty gap left by the demolished Korner Karry Out and Milt’s Liquor Store, .

The site plan includes a 5,125-square-foot building and 16 gas pumps and will bring 35 to 40 job openings to Eldersburg, according to Varga.

Read the complete story and the latest from the Planning and Zoning Commission .

Chris E September 28, 2011 at 07:58 PM
This is not needed in the area. We already have places that are open 24 hours. I would love to see a Chick Fil A or something unique go there.
Paul B. September 28, 2011 at 11:23 PM
The absolute WRONG business to go there.
Robin Stevens September 29, 2011 at 04:20 AM
I wish a Sonic Drive-In would build there. It would be a great spot for it.
Aaron D. Marasco September 29, 2011 at 11:55 AM
Eldersburg TOTALLY needs another gas station. I've wandered the area for hours looking for one. Even better - have it attached to a grocery store or a liquor store. Because I can never find enough of those around Eldersburg either.
Ross Dangel September 29, 2011 at 03:36 PM
Actually word is that there is a Chick-Fil A going in at Bartholow and 32, just up the road next summer. I don't believe the plans have been submitted yet, but I've heard several people mention it and my kids of course, are ecstatic. Surprisingly enough, the development is said to be sharing this small parcel with a CVS, so it should be interesting to see how they will propose to configure this tiny property to provide ample enough parking and customer access to the site with two businesses. Too bad we can't get Royal Farms and Chick Fil A to trade spots! Some of the Chick Fil A's are really nice developments that the community would indeed be proud to have on our most visible corner...but alas this would mean the county interfering in development Property Rights, which would be tantamount to "Communism" for this BOC. In other more forward planning communities they call this promoting sustainable development. :)
keith October 02, 2011 at 03:22 PM
If you ever had the western fries or chicken at royal farms you would love the ideal of the proposed store location.
Larry Staudmeister October 02, 2011 at 09:33 PM
Would anyone care to guess how much business tax revenue has been lost while that premium property sat idle?! Bring it on!
John Thompson October 03, 2011 at 02:16 PM
I had dreams of something better than another gas station. Like maybe a Starbucks, or a decent dining option. But I have to say ANYTHING is better than that open lot. But we need to remember that this is what will be there for the next 30 years.
Tim Brehm December 19, 2011 at 09:12 PM
If any of these other places people have mentioned were interested in this location, then why have they not built there yet?? If you are an educated consumer, you would realize that Exxon is the highest price gas around. Royal Farms is one of the cheapest prices for gas. So, it would force Exxon to lower their price and stop ripping people off. Royal Farm/Cloverland, is a Maryland based company, were as Exxon is not. I have also noticed that in the morning or evening, ALL the gas stations are filled up and you have to wait for a pump. Royal Farms is also FAR above the quality of any other convenience around. Even with the 7-11 remodel, it is not a place I would get anything other then a soda.
mike holmes May 24, 2013 at 08:46 PM
Theres a drive thru Starbucks where the Arbys is at open your eyes
Chris E May 25, 2013 at 08:51 AM
Mike - The person who made the comment about Starbucks made that before the Starbucks opened up. You need to open your eyes and read carefully before commenting.

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