Council members Jim Berquist and Frank Arcuri were absent from the meeting.
The 5-0 approval comes after years of going back and forth with Giant Eagle on the company’s ideas for that space, according to Peters Township Planning Director Ed Zuk.
The current building will be demolished and a new building will be constructed, according to Kevin Brett, senior project manager for Lennon, Smith, Souleret Engineering Inc., who was speaking on Giant Eagle’s behalf Monday.
The plan was approved as a subdivision for liquor license potential. If approved, liquor would only be sold in the grocery store.
As part of the plan, Circle Drive will be modified for a left turn lane. Township officials said Peters residents near the new site plan have been made aware.
The Giant Eagle Express and GetGo gas pumps will be open and accessible 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Zuk confirmed a sidewalk would not be added to Circle Drive.
Site plans showed outdoor seating as part of the grocery store's amenities. Currently, only two additional Giant Eagle Express locations exist in Indiana, PA and Harmarville.