Wawa location coming to Tenleytown

Popular convenience store chain will open second D.C. location in old Sears building

Wawa location coming to Tenleytown

Wawa, a popular convenience store chain based out of Pennsylvania, will open a Tenleytown location in the former Sears building in either late 2018 or early 2019. 

Popular Pennsylvania-based convenience store Wawa will open its second D.C. location in Tenleytown either later this year or in early 2019, according to the Washington Business Journal.

The store will move into the empty space under the Whole Foods parking garage that was formerly home to a Sears and a dental office. The location, on the corner of Albemarle and 40th streets NW, is also right next to a Metrobus stop and the AU shuttle stop, both of which are close to the Tenleytown Metro station.

A phenomenon in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, Wawa is known for its array of sandwiches and snacks, making it so much more than a gas station for its fans.

D.C.’s first Wawa opened on 19th Street NW in between Dupont Circle and K Street in December of last year. The Tenleytown location is hoping to attract AU students as well as students from nearby Woodrow Wilson High School, according to the Journal. Wawa has also announced that it has plans to open a store in Columbia Heights and another on Wisconsin Avenue in Georgetown.


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