Wawa is bringing their convenience store chain closer to Harrisburg.


Wawa is bringing its convenience store chain closer to Harrisburg.

With its coffee, hoagies, and fuel pumps, Wawa is getting closer to Harrisburg.

According to materials posted by developer Pennmark Management Company, Inc., one of the convenience store chains is being considered for a retail and residential development in Mount Joy Township, just east of Elizabethtown in Lancaster County.

Wawa has signed a lease for a 5,000-square-foot site at the northeast corner of Cloverleaf Road and Route 230 as part of the development, according to the Plymouth Meeting company.

According to Lancaster Online, Justin Evans, Mount Joy Township’s manager and zoning officer, stated that the project’s zoning change has yet to be submitted.

Pennmark, on the other hand, has presented its plans to township officials and is working on a traffic impact study, according to him.

There will be 300,000 square feet of retail space and 360 apartments in the project.

Wawa will be closer to Harrisburg as a result of the shopping center.

Lancaster and Berks counties have the closest ones.

One of the most contentious issues in Pennsylvania is Sheetz vs.

Wawa is a chain of convenience stores.

Some speculate that the two powerhouses signed a gentleman’s agreement not to encroach on each other’s turf, but this is largely untrue.

Sheetz, based in Altoona, and Wawa, based in suburban Philadelphia, have been constructing stores along the Lancaster and Berks county lines.

In Harrisburg, however, Sheetz still reigns supreme.

“There might be a certain amount of ego involved when you see stores go into someone else’s backyard,” Jeff Lenard, spokesman for the National Association of Convenience Stores in Alexandria, Virginia, told INFOSURHOY earlier this year.

“The people in charge of both of those companies are extremely intelligent.

It makes perfect sense if there is a good business reason to do it.”

Wawa has locations in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, Florida, and Washington, DC, according to Forbes.

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