Wawa NEFLA Update
A reception was held in front of the Duval County Main Library this past Thursday, welcoming Wawa to the Northeast Florida community. Wawa’s CEO, Chris Gheysens, was in town and went over Wawa’s plans for Northeast Florida. A large crowd gathered to hear the plans and to get a taste of what is in store. Wawa currently has 4 sites that are in various stages of permitting/approvals, but anticipates closer to 30 long term. Each store costs about $5M and employs 40 people, bringing their total NEFLA investment to $150M and 1,200 jobs. Locations that are currently in the pipeline include:
- Monument Rd and McCormick Rd
- Beach Blvd and Central Pkwy
- Gate Pkwy and Town Center Pkwy
- Blanding Blvd and Filmore St (Orange Park)
Interesting Fact: Wawa is a Native American word for the Canadian Goose, which is the companies logo.