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Wawa Begins Construction on First Indiana Store

10 locations expected to open in the state in 2025
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Photograph courtesy of Wawa

Wawa on June 6 broke ground on its first store in Indiana, which is located at 3835 E. 96th St., Indianapolis.

  • Wawa is No. 10 on CSP’s 2024 Top 40 Update to the 2023 Top 202 ranking of U.S. c-store chains by store count. Watch for the full 2024 Top 202 ranking in the June issue of CSP magazine and in CSP Daily News.

In 2025, Wawa plans to open 10 stores in Indiana. Over the next five to eight years, Wawa aims to build and open eight to 12 stores per year in the state with plans to open up to 60 stores in the state.

Wawa currently has more than 23 sites under contract across several Indiana counties. Those sites are going through the local land development and permitting processes and include locations in the counties of Clark, Dearborn, Delaware, Hamilton, Hancock, Hendricks, Johnson, Madison, Marion, Scott, Tippecanoe and Wayne.

To build each store, Wawa will invest more than $7.5 million and employ, on average, 140 contractors and local partners. Once open, each store will employ an average of 35 associates, with Wawa expecting to create 2,000 new jobs because of expansion in Indiana.

“We are excited to begin construction on our stores in Indiana as we get closer to bringing the unique Wawa experience to new customers in more markets,” said Joe Collins, director of store operations for Wawa. “We look forward to continuing to spread our wings in Indiana and can’t wait to get started serving our new friends and neighbors.”

Wawa will begin construction on the following Indiana stores in 2024, with projected openings in the second quarter 2025:

  • 3835 E. 96th St., Indianapolis
  • 5550 W. 86th St., Indianapolis
  • 2701 Westfield Road, Noblesville, Indiana
  • 8 W. 176th St., Westfield, Indiana
  • 60 E. Garner Road, Brownsburg, Indiana
  • 5957 W. US Highway 40, Cumberland, Indiana
  • 1354 Veterans Parkway, Clarksville, Indiana (Louisville market)

The event welcomed VIP customers, state and local officials and charity partners to mark the start of construction on Wawa’s first Indiana store. The store is projected to open in the second quarter of 2025.

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Click here to watch footage from the event.

Wawa and The Wawa Foundation granted Gleaners Food Bank $10,000 from The Wawa Foundation Fly Beyond Fund, a signature initiative to fight food insecurity and support programs providing good, nutritious food to build healthy habits and help kids thrive. The funds were part of a $1.5 million Key Issue Grant awarded to food bank partners in Wawa’s operating area.

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“The Wawa Foundation is thrilled to provide grants to our food bank partners toward programs providing consistent access to nutritious and healthy meals for kids,” said Elizabeth Simeone, president of The Wawa Foundation. “We are very excited to begin to share our Fly Beyond mission with our newest Food Bank partners in the Midwest as we begin our expansion to these new markets.”

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