Brandon Holveck - Delaware Online
Three Wawa locations in Delaware are slated to close temporarily for renovations, as the company continues to update its stores' offerings and appearance.
The Wawa on Commons Boulevard off Del. 141 near New Castle will close Sunday and reopen Thursday. The Middletown Wawa at 660 Middletown-Odessa Rd. will close on Jan. 28 and reopen Feb. 28, according to the company's website. The Wawa on Jimmy Drive in Smyrna will close Feb. 18 and reopen March 18.
The Middletown and Smyrna locations are being remodeled and will feature an improved layout and more food and drink options. The company's most recent store design features a larger food preparation area and a more open floor plan.
According to the company's website, employees at Middletown and Smyrna locations will be relocated to nearby Wawas during the remodels.
The New Castle location, which opened in 2014, is being renovated to offer more custom-built salads and milkshakes, according to Wawa spokesperson Jennifer Wolf.
Wawa began a large-scale remodeling project in 2015, dedicating $1 million each to about 40 stores. That's when the company introduced a Coca-Coca freestyle machine, diesel pumps and hand-spun milkshakes. In each year since they've updated roughly the same number of stores.