Wawa, new shops planned for Christiana area


Brandon Holveck,

Construction is expected to begin this fall on a new Wawa off Del. 273.

The Wawa will be in a new development east of the University Plaza shopping center, which includes Burlington and Acme. The convenience store will also have gas pumps.

Plans for the site also call for two retail pads, one designed for a fast food or quick service restaurant, and the other for a larger restaurant or retailer.

A representative from DSM Commercial Real Estate Services, which manages the property, said they are "searching for other retailers to join our recently signed tenant," but declined to comment further.

A new road will be constructed west of the development off Del. 273 and across from Browns Lane, which leads to the Christiana Town Center.

Another Wawa is nearing completion at the corner of Wrangle Hill and Red Lion Roadsin Bear. It is expected to open in late 2019 or early 2020.

Wawa has more than 800 locations nationwide, including 42 in Delaware, according to the company's website. The company is known across the East Coast for its made-to-order hoagies, coffee, surcharge-free ATMs and more.

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