(QuickChek Facebook file photo.)

Turns out there is a good reason the new QuickChek on Robbinsville-Allentown Road still had dirt mounded all around its gas pumps on its targeted opening date of Sept. 3.

After being approached by Tesla, QuickChek has added eight electric Tesla charging stations to the plans for its Route 526 location, next to Northstar VETS.

The alteration of plans, plus a shortage of available subcontractors, caused the opening date to be pushed back a few weeks from the original target of Labor Day.

Robbinsville Township director of community development Hal English called the delay “a pause,” and the township expects QuickChek to be open by the end of October.