Stewart's Shops has submitted plans to build its first store in Utica on Culver Avenue.

Mayor Robert Palmieri says the proposed project, located between Allen and Monroe Streets, includes a 3,450 square foot convenience store with six self-serve gas pumps.

Stewart's officials say they're still in the early stages of the project, but they are looking forward to working with the city to expand their reach and offer quality products to Utica.

There are 330 Stewart's Shops located across upstate New York and southern Vermont.