Wawa is celebrating the opening of three new stores in Virginia, each debuting Dec. 18 and marking the convenience store chain’s first-ever grand opening triple header in the state of Virginia and Wawa’s first location in Fairfax County.
The stores are located at 4350 Historic Sully Way, Chantilly; 5280 W Mercury Boulevard, Hampton; and 2916 Godwin Boulevard, Suffolk.
“We are thrilled to celebrate this tremendous milestone in our Virginia expansion as we spread our wings to serve more customers and communities and fulfill more lives each day,” said Chris Gheysens, Wawa’s president and CEO. “Opening our first Fairfax County location and new stores in Suffolk and Hampton is a significant step toward furthering our ability to invest in Virginia by building new stores and creating more jobs. We are honored and excited to be able to open three stores on the same day, and we welcome our new neighbors three times over.”
By the end of 2015, Wawa will have 79 stores in the Virginia market, eight of which will have opened this year. The three newest stores create more than than 30 new jobs each, all of which are new positions brought to the area through the development of the stores. During 2015, Wawa will open 50 stores throughout its operating area, including 24 in the Mid-Atlantic market and 26 in the Florida market. In 2016, Wawa plans to open at least three more stores in the state of Virginia.