Wawa is expanding its reach … again.
Plans for the Mainland Pointe development originally included a convenience store/fuel center, but those plans subsequently went through changes, including removing the store and fuel center, engineer Rick Mast said at the Oct. 18 Lower Salford Township Board of Supervisors morning work session, writes Bob Keeler for The Reporter.
“Now Wawa’s back in the game for this property,” Mast said.
The plan includes an about 5,000 square-foot building and fuel center with a canopy at the intersection of Sumneytown Pike and a planned extension of Quarry Road, he said. Access to the store will be from internal roads in Mainland Pointe and with a right in/right out driveway on Sumneytown Pike, he said.
Michael Cooley, of The Provco Group, and Joe Botta, of Pineville Properties, the developer for the plans, outlined the plans at the Oct. 18 meeting.
In answer to board member Chris Canavan’s question of whether the fuel center would include diesel fuel, Cooley said it would, but said the centers are not designed for large trucks, such as tri-axles and tractor trailers.
“We don’t want large trucks loitering and hanging out,” Cooley said. “This is more like a neighborhood-type store.”
In answer to Canavan’s question of whether the existing Harleysville Wawa that is nearby would be closed after the new store opened, Cooley said he doesn’t know. In many cases, Wawa leaves both stores open, at least initially, he said.
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