Plans unveiled for pizza shop, Co-op and Starbucks at new A92 petrol station

The site would sit adjacent to the A92 Aberdeen to Stonehaven road in Portlethen
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A pizza shop, a Co-op and a Starbucks are soon set to become available for drivers using the A92 to and from Aberdeen with plans put to Aberdeenshire Council.

New York-style pizza chain Sbarro have hundreds of venues across the US, but so far just a handful have appeared in the UK, with plans proposed for their first north-east outlet.

Meanwhile the well-known brands Starbucks and Co-op would be expanding their offerings in Aberdeenshire, with the plans forming part of a new service station in Portlethen.

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Plans were initially given the green light back in 2020 with owners seeking retailers for the units at the services, but construction only officially began last August on the service station at City South Business Park.

Multi-billion pound EG Group, the firm that operates Asda stores in the UK, is behind the development with the company responsible for bringing brands like Greggs and Burger King to business parks.

Up to 30 jobs are being created by the work which EG Group previously said highlights its "continued commitment" to investing in local communities.

Along with the food and drink outlets, the site would contain 10 pumps and four electric charging spaces, as well as two drive-thrus. It remains unknown who will occupy the drive-thru units.

Proposals lodged with the local authority are for signage indicating the outlets set to move in as part of the development.

Starbucks and Sbarro would occupy the main building along with Co-op, with construction of the site still currently ongoing near the already-built business units.

You can view the proposals here.