Duchess Convenience Stores opens new flagship

NEW ALBANY, Ohio – Duchess recently opened its new flagship convenience store at 9550 Johnstown Road, New Albany, OH 43054. Boasting 5,500 square feet of space, the flagship is Duchess’ largest store to date. Designed with the consumer in mind, this bright and welcoming space features new brand elements, merchandising fixtures and product selections for those on-the-go. 


“We are excited to open our newest Duchess in New Albany,” said president, Ben Englefield. “Duchess has been a long-standing staple in this community and our new store is a step toward furthering our effort to provide a safe, clean and convenient place to shop.” 


Duchess partnered with local firms on this build. The design was created by Sketch Blue and Nicole Faccinto Design with J. Carter Bean Architect as the architect and Robertson Construction as the general contractor. 


“Our new flagship store celebrates our brand’s heritage and introduces new design elements that will carry us into the future,” said Ashley Englefield DeWitt, Vice President of Marketing and Merchandising. “Working with local designers and contractors who know our brand and the communities we serve was important. Our goal was to provide an updated look while showcasing the items our customers have come to love from Duchess.” 


Providing more than fuel, Duchess has placed a new effort on following consumer trends and supporting local companies. “This new store emphasizes our take on fresh. Each day we carefully craft sandwiches, subs and other treats our customers enjoy,” said DeWitt. “We listen to customer feedback and have introduced new food options they crave. One of those is our breakfast Eggwich, featuring sausage or bacon sandwiched between two egg patties – no bun. In addition, we’re supporting local brands and highlighting dozens of Ohio-made products.”  


This new store joins the list of 10 other Duchess locations piloting curbside pickup available via the My Duchess app or online at MyDuchess.com. 


Englefield Oil Company, headquartered in Heath, Ohio was started in 1961 by F.W. Englefield III with three service stations and an office operating out of his basement. A concept of a full line convenience store to better serve customers began to form over the years. Celebrating 60 years in 2021, Duchess is a family-owned chain of 119 convenience stores fueling many communities throughout Ohio and West Virginia. What started from humble beginnings, today, offers a full selection of freshly made food, beverages, convenient offerings and fueling options for customers. More information about Duchess, its product offerings and store locations can be found at MyDuchess.com