First Wawa in Montgomery County to Open in Gaithersburg

The City of Gaithersburg will hold a public hearing Monday to discuss the plans to build a new Wawa across from Gaithersburg High School — off of South Frederick Avenue and MD Route 355. The hearing will take place at 7:30 p.m. in the council chamber of Gaithersburg City Hall.

A schematic plan was submitted to the City of Gaithersburg City Council, detailing the proposal for the Wawa’s. The plan details the property of the Wawa’s to cover 1.84 acres, and it the space for the automobile fill station and retail building will take up 5,060 square feet.

According to MoCo Show, if all goes according to plan, the 24-hours Wawa will open by the end of 2020.

Gaithersburg Mayor Jud Ashman tweeted that the Gaithersburg City Council will also discuss the future of Lakeforest Mall as well as regulating short term rentals (such as Airbnb) at Monday’s hearing.

Schematic Plan for the Gaithersburg Wawa

Here’s a look at some of the images of the Wawa’s outlined in the schematic plan submitted to the Gaithersburg Mayor and City Council.

  • Courtesy of the City of Gaithersburg

  • Courtesy of the City of Gaithersburg

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4 Responses to “First Wawa in Montgomery County to Open in Gaithersburg”

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    On August 5, 2019 at 10:46 pm responded with... #

    Welcome to the Wild Goose from the land of the Hidden River! As someone who grew up with this chain, I feel like welcoming both its products and the additional employment opportinities.

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    On August 6, 2019 at 7:25 pm responded with... #

    Bring it on!!! Love Wawa! I have been waiting for a long time for oyr MoCo Wawa.. They are the best! Customer service is also good!

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    On August 7, 2019 at 11:05 am responded with... #

    We need one in Rockville md as well wawa are great and will bring more to Montgomery county than 7-11 brings

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    On August 7, 2019 at 8:47 pm responded with... #

    I go to Gaithersburg high school, there are many local shops for students to get food rom directly across the street from the school close to where WAWA’s will be built. No matter what traffic will always be an issue, but it’s not going to stop children from going. If it was an ongoing problem they’d close the food shops across from the school. So there isn’t a reason to stop WAWAS from being built

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