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Jax Daily Record Monday, Sep. 16, 201905:20 AM EST

Wawa targets Baymeadows location

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By year-end, the gas station and convenience store chain will have opened 10 area stores in two years.

Wawa Inc. is keyed in on a Baymeadows site for a gas station and convenience store in its quest to develop at least 30 locations in Northeast Florida.

Developer Brightwork Real Estate Inc. of Tampa wants to develop a Wawa store at southeast Baymeadows Road and Baymeadows Way, near Interstate 95.

Brightwork intends to buy 6.2 acres from landowner David Hammers.

Bohler Engineering is the agent and the civil engineer. Environmental Consulting & Technology Inc. is the environmental consultant.

The St. Johns River Water Management District is reviewing an application for the project, a 6,119-square-foot gas station and convenience store on about 3 acres.

Pennsylvania-based Wawa opened its first area stores in December 2017. Its ninth opened in April at 2500 Monument Road in East Arlington. A 10th is expected to open by year-end at 13363 Beach Blvd.

Several more are in review.

Brian Duke, Wawa regional real estate manager, said in April that 11 sites are under contract and a dozen more are in stages of review. Wawa intends to open three to four stores annually as it fills in the market.

Sites are in Duval, Clay and St. Johns counties.

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