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Thursday, June 30, 2016

Construction Continues on New Essex County Wawa Locations


Fairfield, New Jersey: Construction is continuing on two new Wawa locations in Essex County.

Wawa, which is based in Delaware County, Pennsylvania, will open gas stations and convenience stores in Fairfield and Maplewood. 

Maplewood's Wawa location, first announced at the beginning of 2015, will be located at the corner of Springfield Avenue and Jacoby Street, at the site of Maplewood Plumbing Supply, a parking lot, and an additional building. An additional entrance on 45th Street is planned. A 'coming soon' sign for the Wawa was recently added. 

The Fairfield Wawa will be located at 387-389 Passaic Avenue, at the southwest corner of Little Falls Road, near Route 46. It will be built alongside a new Chase Bank location by J&J Development Group. The Fairfield Office Center was previously located at the site.

Although there are locations in neighboring Morris, Hudson, Bergen, and Union Counties, the new locations will be Wawa's first in Essex County.

Essex County has recently seen an increase in the development of convenience stores. In fact, the Fairfield Wawa will be located just across the street from a QuickChek store and gas station that opened at the end of last year at the site of an Exxon station, and the Maplewood location will be one block away from a QuickChek store. In the past five years, competitor 7-Eleven has opened stores in Maplewood, South Orange, Livingston, East Orange, and Newark.

Wawa did not respond to requests for comments as to when the locations will open.

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