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Wawa Identifies 1st Locations in Indiana, Ohio

Stores are part of chain’s plans to expand west
Wawa expansion in Indiana and Ohio
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Wawa Inc. revealed that Noblesville is the location of its first Indiana store.

The new store, a $72 million development, is expected to include a crew car wash along with bank and office space, restaurants, neighborhood retail space, residential space and a public park, according to the Indianapolis Business Journal.

The Noblesville City Council voted 8-0 last week to approve the development.

The state of Ohio is also gaining its first Wawa store, on the south border of Liberty Township.

The new location will replace an existing car wash and former convenience store, said John Bayer, civil engineer at Mason consulting firm Bayer Becker, according to Butler County Journal News. The site was previously a Dairy Mart convenience store more than a decade ago but has been abandoned for most of the time since.

Wawa, Pennsylvania-based Wawa announced plans for Indiana, Ohio and Kentucky expansion in December.

“We have received thousands of requests over the years to spread our wings further west,” said John Poplawski, vice president of real estate for Wawa, said at the time. “We couldn’t be more excited to announce our growth plans in these markets as we will soon serve more people in new communities with our unique brand and offer. We can’t wait to reconnect with those that know us from existing markets and meet new friends and neighbors come 2025 and beyond.”

Wawa is accepting site suggestions from real estate representatives for all locations, including adjacent and new market areas.

Wawa, Pa.-based Wawa has more than 950 c-stores in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, Florida and Washington, D.C.

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