Wawa has set its sights on the nation’s capital, writes Emily Babay for the Philadelphia Inquirer.
The Delco-based chain of convenience stores will be revealing its plans for setting up shop in Washington, D.C., during an event at the Newseum on June 12.
There, Chris Gheysens, Wawa’s chief executive, will outline the company’s timeline and design plans for its first District store.
“As a company committed to evolving to create the best customer experiences, we invite you to hear the full story as we ‘unveil’ the first glimpse of our future Wawa experience and celebrate our entrance into D.C.,” said the company’s notice.
According to a Wawa spokeswoman, the event will be for the real estate and development community, as well as local officials. Meanwhile, the announcement of a store in Washington, D.C., was met with excitement by Wawa’s loyal fans, especially those who live in the District but have ties to the Philadelphia area.
Wawa will be opening two more locations in Northern Virginia later this summer. It’s also planning to open several new stores in Philadelphia, including one on the ground floor of a residential, retail, and office complex currently under development on East Market Street.
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