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Wawa to Open First Georgia Store

With the potential for 20 more locations in the market
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Wawa is opening its first store in Georgia with the potential for up to 20 more stores in the market in the future, the company said. The store will be built at 1401 Tallahassee Hwy in Bainbridge, according to construction plans cited by What Now Atlanta, and the building will be 6,119 square feet.

“Our continued expansion plans will allow us to reach more customers with our quality fresh food, beverages and community support friends and neighbors,” said John Poplawski, vice president of real estate for Wawa said in 2022 when the company revealed the plan to expand into the Peach State. “Expanding to Georgia is a natural extension from the Florida Panhandle and we look forward to serving more communities along the East Coast.”

This year, Wawa has announced plans for 160 stores across the Midwest in Kentucky, Ohio and Indiana, plus 80 stores in North Carolina over the next 10 years.

The chain also unveiled its next-generation store design in October, which debuted at its new store in Henrico, Virginia. The new design includes an all-new exterior with a defined centered entry point, V-shaped column and a cantilever roof canopy. Inside, there are modern materials with a raised ceiling and large windows. The interior showcases Wawa’s food and beverage offers and provide enhanced interior space for customers and associates.

  • Wawa is No. 9 on CSP’s 2023 Top 202 ranking of convenience-store chains by store count.

Wawa has about 1,000 stores primarily in Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey, Maryland, Virginia, Florida and Washington, D.C.

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