These 11 Cities Are About To Get a Wawa!

Will your city be lucky enough to get a new Wawa this year?

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Updated July 11, 2024
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Wawa convenience stores are beloved by shoppers on the East Coast of the U.S. The store is renowned for its fresh foods so you can enjoy a quick bite and keep more money in your wallet.

The company started out as an iron foundry in the early 1800s and has become a popular destination for drivers and shoppers. The chain boasts 950 convenience stores with 750 of those stores also serving as fuel stations. And the franchise continues to grow.

Check out these cities to see if you’ll be getting a Wawa near you in the future.

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College Park, Maryland

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College Park in Maryland is home to the University of Maryland, and there are sure to be plenty of students excited about a new Wawa in the area.

It will be the first store in College Park in 16 years after the company closed its previous location in 2007.

More than 2,000 students joined a Facebook group at the time to protest the closure and customers even tore Wawa signs off the walls in the store’s final day.

Jacksonville, Florida

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You’re in luck if you’re a Wawa fan in Jacksonville.

The convenience store retailer plans to open five new locations in Jacksonville this year, including one opening shortly in May.

The other four locations throughout the city are expected to open this summer so you’ll have plenty of choices to stock up before heading to the beach.

New Castle, Delaware

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Wawa is expanding its reach further into Delaware with two new stores in 2023.

If you live outside of Wilmington, expect to get a new store in New Castle. The city was founded in 1651 and continues to grow with the addition of a new Wawa.

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Miami, Florida

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Enjoy the summer sun in Miami with several new Wawas in the area.

Expect the first of Miami’s two new Wawas to open in May with the additional store being added to Wawa’s line-up in the fall of this year.

Hollywood, Florida

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It’s not the West Coast version of Hollywood, but stars will still shine for Wawa fans in Hollywood, Florida.

The city is expecting two new Wawa locations with a location on Federal Highway in Hollywood expected to open in early June.

Rosedale, Maryland

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You may be lucky to live near a Wawa if you’re in the Rosedale area, but the retailer is adding another one to make a visit extra convenient.

Wawa plans to open its new Rosedale location this summer with an additional location sometime next year in nearby Overlea.

Loxahatchee, Florida

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Another city getting its first Wawa location is Loxahatchee, located in Palm Beach County. The county already has 15 Wawa locations and the Loxahatchee location will be one of five new stores in the county this year.

Other new nearby locations include West Palm Beach, Lantana, and two in Boynton Beach.

East Hanover, New Jersey

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Wawa, which started in 1803 in New Jersey, expects to continue its New Jersey expansion this year with several new locations.

One of those new Wawa spots is in East Hanover, which could be considered a commuter town for residents who work in New York City.

Consider grabbing some donuts at the new location before heading to the train to get to the city.

Sharon Hill, Pennsylvania

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Outside of Philadelphia is Sharon Hill, Pennsylvania where Wawa is expected to open a new store this summer.

The retailer plans to expand with three additional stores in the eastern Pennsylvania area this year in addition to the Sharon Hill location.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia

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Wawa is expected to open a new location in Virginia Beach this summer, according to the company’s website.

The new store on General Booth Blvd. and Prosperity Rd. will be in addition to several other locations the company operates in the area.

Homestead, Florida

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The convenience store is getting ready to open another location in Homestead, Florida.

While Wawa has plenty of locations in the Sunshine State, this will be the first one in Homestead, which is well known for its convenient location to nearby Everglades National Park and Biscayne National Park.

Bottom line

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Wawa is a great place to go if you’re on a budget and need to save money while also picking up food or filling your gas tank.

It’s a good idea to use a rewards credit card so you can earn extra points and perks whenever you stop by Wawa for your favorite foods.

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Jenny Cohen

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