Rutter's is planning its next location in southern York County.

M&G Realty, the real estate company for the convenience store chain, recently purchased property in Springfield Township, according to spokeswoman Alexandra Henry.

Near the Glen Rock exit to I-83, the site was home to the former Rocky Ridge Motel.

"We bought the property so that, sometime in the future, we can build a convenience store," she said.

No specific plans for construction or an opening date have been set, according to Henry.

"There are numerous issues around the site - particularly PennDOT and I-83 bridge and ramp issues - so at this point, we have no timeline for when we can move forward with the plans," she said.

PennDOT is currently replacing a bridge near the Loganville exit along I-83.

In May, Rutter's opened a new location off the Loganville exit at the intersection of Susquehanna Trail and Reynolds Mill Road.

The 5,700-square-foot store is one of the largest in the company's retail fleet, according to Scott Hartman, president of Rutter's Farm Stores. It includes 18 gas pumps, seven diesel pumps, seating for 20 and touch screens for ordering.

It was the 57th store in the company's chain, and Hartman said Rutter's chose that location because it's a growing area.

"There's a new (Dallastown Intermediate) school, a growing number of rooftops, and it's close to (Interstate) 83," he said this summer.

The site of the new location is a few miles away from Loganville store and had been a motel since the 1960s, according to Barb Sweitzer, Springfield Township secretary.

Rutter's also has another location in the area at 35 N. Main St. in Jacobus.

- Candy Woodall can also be reached at cwoodall@yorkdispatch.com.