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    Wawa Launches Legacy Store Remodel Initiative

    Forty older sites will transform in 2015.

    WAWA, Pa. — Wawa Inc. is kicking off an expansive remodel program of its legacy stores.

    The Wawa Remodel Program is an initiative to transform the retailer's older convenience stores to reflect Wawa's latest store design and foodservice offering. Throughout 2015, the company will remodel 40 stores — the most remodels to happen in one year in Wawa's history.

    According to the company, with a focus on remodeling a combination of both legacy and older fuel stores, customers can look forward to features like:

    • Fuel stores receiving diesel pumps;
    • New hand-spun milkshakes;
    • Coca-Cola Freestyle fountain machines; and
    • New store graphics and designs. 

    "This effort is extremely meaningful to all of us at Wawa, as it will enable us to share the most up-to-date Wawa brand features with more people in more places than ever before," said President and CEO Chris Gheysens. "Through this massive remodeling effort, we will enhance the customer and associate experience in our stores and begin to bring our older stores up-to-date by featuring our latest offer and design."

    Stores will close for a few weeks while renovations take place. Wawa has released a schedule of the closing and opening dates for remodels taking place in February and March:

    • 2040 Hamilton St., Philadelphia will close Feb. 9 and reopen March 6
    • 1600 Route 37 East and River Drive, Toms River, N.J. will close Feb. 16 and open March 6
    • 1317 Market St., Gloucester, N.J. will close Feb. 23 and reopen March 13
    • 1 N. Whitehorse Pike, Winslow, N.J. will close March 2 and reopen March 20
    • 210 Georgetown/Wrightstown Road, Wrightstown, N.J. will close March 9 and reopen March 27

    Wawa Inc. operates more than 680 convenience stores — 400-plus offering gasoline — in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia and Florida.

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