Stalled by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Wawa at the southernmost end of Main Street in Doylestown Borough is now moving along quickly, said the borough’s manager, John Davis.
“It’s abuzz with activity,” Davis said last week. “It should be open by the end of the year.”
The slowdown that had some in the community concerned about the project, Davis said, was caused by the public health crisis. “Wawa shut down all their projects during the pandemic,” he noted.
The 4,700-square-foot convenience store is replacing a TD Bank, near the entrance to the 202 Parkway. It will have a total of 12 fueling stations, two at each of its six gas pumps, the manager said.
Approval for the controversial project came with Wawa’s agreement to create a new gateway sign and a contribution of $20,000 toward a multi-use pathway. The borough retains final approval of the design of both the sign and the path. The company is also contributing $10,000 to the community’s shade tree commission.
Plans for the business were unanimously approved in 2018.
The property where the much smaller Wawa sits just down the street at 339 S. Main, is up for sale.