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    Wawa Reopens Final Storm-Ravaged New Jersey Store

    The c-store retailer will run a 10-day promotion in celebration.

    SAYREVILLE, N.J. -- One of Wawa Inc.'s stores in central New Jersey, and its final location that had remained closed following Superstorm Sandy, is ready to reopen after six months.

    The Wawa at 40 Washington Road in Sayreville, N.J. will reopen at 8 a.m. Wednesday with several upgrades, according to company officials.

    The store is located in the borough of Sayreville alongside the Raritan River, and suffered significant wind and water damage, as reported by the Asbury Park Press.

    "We are so grateful for the patience our customers have shown this far," said Sal Mattera, Wawa's vice president of store operations. "We wanted to ensure that we were able to take the time to enhance their experiences at these stores."

    One of the upgrades is the store's foodservice layout, which will now include built-to-order milk shakes, in-store roll-baking ovens and express cases.

    In addition, all cabinetry and refrigeration cases have been upgraded and replaced.

    To celebrate the store's reopening, Wawa will run a 10-day promotion that includes free coffee, 89-cent fountain drinks and $2.99 Shorti Hoagies in any variety.

    Wawa will also make a $1,000 donation to the Feeding American Food Bank, which provides services to the local community.

    As CSNews Online previously reported, the Sayreville location was one of Wawa's seven damaged stores in New Jersey. Its other stores, located down the Jersey Shore in Avalon, Ocean City, Margate, Ship Bottom, Normandy Beach and Long Beach, have all reopened.

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