Wawa Comes to the Neighborhood with a Groundbreaking Ceremony

Despite a rainy start, officials for the convenenience store and township administrators helped launch the construction of a new Wawa on Monday.

One of two new Wawa convenience stores came a shovel closer to fruition on Monday, when a groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of the took place in the Woodbridge. The ceremony at the site, located at the intersection of King Georges Post Road and Route 9 at an old car dealership, marked the beginning of redevelopment for the area. 

Joining Mayor John McCormac at the ceremony were corporate executives from Wawa, Aldi Foods, and Delco Development.

"I am excited to be part of the rejuvenation process in Woodbridge and to be able to serve the customers here in Woodbridge," said Jim Shortall, director of Store Operations for Wawa in New Jersey. "This will be the first Wawa store in Woodbridge."  

Scott Kent, area manager for Wawa, said he was thrilled about this store, and a for the Mom's Diner and Gem Motel site on Route 1 in Avenel. That location will also include a gas station.

“The project will create more than 100 full-time retail jobs and dozens of temporary construction jobs”, said McCormac. 

The new Wawa on King Georges Road will be 5,547 sq. ft. and feature a new giant store design, a first for northern New Jersey Wawa stores.  The Aldi supermarket will be 17,888 sq. ft. in size.  The stores will be surrounded by a resurfaced parking lot, new lighting and new landscaping, the Wawa officials said.

rfm January 25, 2012 at 01:52 PM
Another was on Oak Tree Road in Iselin
ds February 14, 2012 at 06:41 PM
That was then. Wawa is one of the best run operations around, focusing on service and freshness in every store. Can't wait to dump quick check. They are clueless when it comes to service and cleanliness.
Mike May 03, 2012 at 04:39 PM
There was a wawa near woodbridge high back in the early 90's
Deborah Bell May 03, 2012 at 07:41 PM
Yeah, it was where the the Latin Surrender Cafe is now. I used to go there all the time! Convenient, really nice people, and super clean! (And great coffee, too.)
nicole mavety September 30, 2012 at 04:56 AM
i applied for a job at the woodbridge wawa that is opening up if anybody knows the phone number can u pls give it to me for me to call them thank you nicole xoxo


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