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WOODBRIDGE, N.J. -- Wawa began construction on its first store in Woodbridge, N.J., on the site of a former Dodge dealership near the intersection of Route 9 and King Georges Post Road, according to a My Central Jersey report. The new store, along with an adjacent Aldi Foods, is scheduled to open by this fall.
"Today marks the start of construction of a major redevelopment project in Woodbridge that will spur the township economy through the creation of more than 100 full-time retail jobs and dozens of temporary construction jobs," stated Mayor John McCormac.
The redevelopment of the site includes the removal of all existing structures, the construction of a 5,547-square-foot Wawa and the addition of new lighting, landscaping and a resurfaced parking lot, according to the report.
McCormac noted that the redevelopment project is expected to add a substantial tax ratable to the township, and that this new Wawa store is the first of two to be built.
"We are thrilled to continue our expansion into the north central Jersey area with the launch of our first Woodbridge Township store, and anticipate adding additional stores to the area in the future," Wawa COO David Johnston said in a press release.
Wawa operates more than 235 stores in New Jersey. The new Woodbridge store reportedly represents its commitment to expansion in the north and central New Jersey markets.