Wawa is spreading its wings once again as the convenience-store chain is expanding into Kentucky.
The new location in Elizabethtown was approved for a development plan and commercial design during a town commission meeting, according to the News Enterprise. The 5,919-square-foot store will be located on Ring Road and Shepherdsville Road where Interstate 65, the Western Kentucky Parkway and the Bluegrass Parkway come together.
The new Wawa will have two customer entrances with possible electric-vehicle (EV) charging in the future.
The area is “about to go nuts” in terms of development, Commissioner Steve Rice said during the meeting, according to the report.
The District 4 office of the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, which maintains Ring Road, is still reviewing the proposal, according to Jim Shaw of the city’s planning department.
The new convenience store will also be near the newly constructed The Reserve at Cool Springs, a multi-family housing complex which is close to leasing, on Shepherdsville Road.
The company has not announced an opening date.
Wawa, with about 1,000 stores primarily in Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey, Maryland, Virginia, Florida and Washington, D.C., has said it will expand through new construction in Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky and Tennessee in the future. It is also testing an all-digital-store format on the campus of Drexel University in Philadelphia.
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