11/13/14 – 11:38 A.M.
The intersection of Trenton and Broad avenues will look quite different in the future. Findlay’s Planning Commission approved site plans for a new Speedway store. The new store will have a much larger footprint, taking the place of the current Speedway store and Ralphie’s restaurant to the north.
Even though Ralphie’s will be torn down to make way for the development, management doesn’t expect to be gone from Findlay for long. Operations Director Mark Wallace said, “the future of Ralphie’s in Findlay is strong, and we will remain a presence.” He added there is no timeline on when the restaurant would close or move to another location.
As far as the new Speedway is concerned, developers plan to address a current traffic issue. The entrance to the store won’t allow drivers to turn left across Broad near the intersection with Trenton. Instead drivers coming from the north will turn left into a new driveway in front of where Ralphie’s now stands.
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Site plans for new Speedway store. (Click for larger image)