July 25, 2017
Wawa Inc., which has a chain of gas stations and convenience stores, will open a location for Georgetown residents to stop off and gas up in 2018.
Wawa, which began in 1964 and based in Chester Heights, Penn., has over 750 stores throughout the East Coast including but not limited to Pennsylvania, Central Florida, Delaware, Maryland and Virginia.
With its efforts to expand, the company it'll enter the Washington D.C. market, opening five to 10 stores in the next three years.
During its community partnership event in June, Wawa said the first D.C. store would be open in December 2017 and be around 9,200 square feet. That's the largest Wawa store so far.
Georgetown students can rest easy that the second Wawa in D.C. will be located near campus - on Prospect Street and Wisconsin Avenue. Wawa said it would offer a shopping and deluxe dining experience. According to management, the store will include a special architectural design that fits in with the historic neighborhood.
This location is slated to open in 2018.
Prospective Wawa customers can soon enjoy its signature dishes - submarine sandwiches and hoagies such as the popular meatball, Philly cheesesteak and roasted chicken. The Georgetown store will have a variety of new items on its menu such as nitro cold brew coffee and custom-made salads.
Of course, Georgetown students and residents will need to wait for over a year to get a local Wawa store, but that doesn't mean they can't enjoy the one in D.C. With the chain looking to expand its business in the area, more D.C. residents will be able to enjoy the American food items the company has to offer in the U.S. capital.