Wawa plans to open two more locations in the Central Virginia Market.
Wawa is introducing three new convenience stores in Virginia as it celebrates 20 years of c-store operations in the state.
As part of its 20-year “Wawaversary” in Virginia and commitment to the Commonwealth, Wawa Inc. celebrated the grand opening of its newest store in Richmond, Va., on Oct. 18.
The new Richmond c-store is located at 3100 N. Boulevard, Richmond, Va., right across from Diamond Stadium.
This is the first of three stores Wawa will open in the Central Virginia Market throughout 2018 as part of its ongoing commitment to Commonwealth. The other two stores, located at 610 England Street in Ashland and 16000 Otterdale Station Way in Chesterfield, will open later this fall.
“At Wawa, we have been honored to serve people across the Commonwealth of Virginia for the past 20 years and can’t wait to reach even more customers in communities across the central Virginia area with the opening of three new stores,” said Chris Gheysens, Wawa’s president and CEO. “This is an exciting time for us in Virginia as we open new stores and launch the Virginia Hero award, which will support local nonprofits through our Wawa Foundation. We look forward to fulfilling more lives than ever before with new locations, our fresh food and beverages and with even more meaningful connection points.”
The grand opening event included exciting fanfare, a ribbon-cutting ceremony, special 20th Wawaversary t-shirt and coupon giveaways for the first 300 through the door (doors open at 8 a.m.), free food and drink samples, and free coffee through Oct. 28, 2018.
At the grand opening, to highlight its commitment to local charities, The Wawa Foundation announced support for its Lending a Helping Hoagie program to benefit Feed More Food Bank, with a portion of the proceeds from the first week’s hoagie sales up to $5,000 from each of the three new stores opening this year, for a total of $15,000. The event included “Hoagies for Heroes,” a charitable hoagie-building competition between members of Richmond Police and Sherriff’s Departments. The Wawa Foundation also presented grants to local community organizations including the Richmond Children’s Hospital.
Throughout 2018 Wawa is celebrating the 20-year anniversary of opening its first store in Virginia with exciting events, new store grand openings, and the first-ever Wawa Foundation Virginia “Hero Awards.” The awards will honor Virginia non-profits that assist others and help to advance their communities. Three awards will be presented, one in each of the markets Wawa serves, Northern Virginia, Central Virginia, and the Peninsula & Hampton Roads.