The much-anticipated opening of the Wawa convenience store and fueling station on Springfield Avenue at Jacoby Street in Maplewood is projected for late November, according to a release from the Township of Maplewood.
The Township posted the release to notify residents that Wawa is accepting applications for customer service positions and fuel associates. (See below.)
In 2015, the Township Committee passed three ordinances paving the way for the construction of the Wawa, including one ordinance (2793-15) that defines gas service stations and convenience stores with fueling stations, and permits those located within a Highway Business Zone to operate 24 hours a day.
The Wawa covers a 1.5 acre site with a 5,600 square feet market and five gas pumps and provides 56 parking spaces. At a March 2015 presentation to the Hilton Neighborhood Association, the site manager for the project assured neighbors about quality construction, materials, fencing, landscaping and lighting, pointing out the quality of Wawa products and management: “They’re immaculate. They run it like a battleship…. If you have any concerns about this site, I guarantee you, they’ll get on it.”
The Wawa joins other new investment in the area including a 235-unit Avalon Bay apartment building under construction and slated for completion in 2018, and the recently completely renovated and re-opened Maplewood Diner.
The following is from the Township of Maplewood:
Maplewood is proud to have the first Wawa in northern New Jersey join our Springfield Avenue shopping district. Located at the intersection of Chancellor and Springfield Avenues, this store anchors the eastern entry to Maplewood, along with the recently renovated Maplewood Diner and the new apartment complex at Springfield and Boyden Avenues.
Committed to hiring locally, Wawa is now accepting applications for employment for customer service and fuel associates. Follow this link to see the job descriptions. Applications are being accepted on-line, and can be accessed here.
The store will be open for business by the end of November!