WALL, NJ — Motorists can now fuel up, and visit the convenience store and restroom facilities at the new Monmouth Service Area on the Garden State Parkway, according to the New Jersey Turnpike Authority.
The facility’s main building, which will include a Shake Shack, Auntie Anne's, Starbucks and Z-Mart, is expected to be open by Memorial Day.
The Wall-based service stop at milepost 100 of the parkway has been closed since early September to make way for the construction of a new building by HMSHost and a new fueling plaza by Sunoco.
Under an agreement reached in August 2017 by NJTA with HMSHost and Sunoco, the two private companies are investing $250 million in capital improvements to service area buildings and facilities, at no cost to the NJTA, in exchange for new contracts to continue operating the food and fuel concessions on the turnpike and parkway for the next 25 years.
HMSHost, a Bethesda, Md.-based food service company, has or will replace eight service areas on both roadways and remodel six others under the agreement announced last year. Dallas-headquartered Sunoco is making investments in fuel facilities and convenience stores at 21 turnpike and parkway service areas.