Author Topic: Wawa looking for sites in downtown and Springfield  (Read 2081 times)

thelakelander

  • The Jaxson
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 28791
    • Modern Cities
Wawa looking for sites in downtown and Springfield
« on: February 07, 2018, 10:16:02 AM »
They don't build urban stations but they want to serve the urban core:

www.jaxdailyrecord.com/article/wawa-looking-for-a-location-in-springfield
"A man who views the world the same at 50 as he did at 20 has wasted 30 years of his life.” - Muhammad Ali

dp8541

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 143
Re: Wawa looking for sites in downtown and Springfield
« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2018, 11:06:31 AM »
They have plenty of urban stores in the Philly area (a few of which were looted / ransacked in the superbowl celebration)

thelakelander

  • The Jaxson
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 28791
    • Modern Cities
Re: Wawa looking for sites in downtown and Springfield
« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2018, 11:40:32 AM »
Gas stations or convenience stores without pumps? They're looking for gas station locations here.
"A man who views the world the same at 50 as he did at 20 has wasted 30 years of his life.” - Muhammad Ali

Wacca Pilatka

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2139
Re: Wawa looking for sites in downtown and Springfield
« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2018, 12:23:04 PM »
The ones in Philly are convenience stores without pumps.
The tourist would realize at once that he had struck the Land of Flowers - the City Beautiful!

Henry J. Klutho

Lostwave

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 82
Re: Wawa looking for sites in downtown and Springfield
« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2018, 01:03:55 PM »
The ones in Philly are convenience stores without pumps.

The ones in Philly are Deli's with a convenience store.

remc86007

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 670
Re: Wawa looking for sites in downtown and Springfield
« Reply #5 on: February 07, 2018, 01:50:31 PM »
I haven't been impressed with the Wawas that I've been to. If I could pick, I'd rather have one of the new Gate or Daily's stations in Springfield. An urban, pumps in the back design would be nice, but I doubt that will happen. The lot at 2nd and Main might work.

A decade from now I hope to not still be putting gas in our cars, but in the meantime it would be nice to have a gas station near the house that my wife feels comfortable going to.

MusicMan

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1749
Re: Wawa looking for sites in downtown and Springfield
« Reply #6 on: February 07, 2018, 02:48:04 PM »
They need 2 acres on an intersection?  That's gonna be hard to find in Springfield.  Lake do know what the budget is for that kind of parcel?

RattlerGator

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 948
Re: Wawa looking for sites in downtown and Springfield
« Reply #7 on: February 07, 2018, 07:31:13 PM »
I haven't been impressed with the Wawas that I've been to.

I sure as hell have. Loved them in Philly, love them here.

And I'm not sure there's any place in Florida where their non-gas station concept works. The east side of Main Street, just one building north of 8th -- isn't that lot still empty? Looks like a good spot for them.

Kiva

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 287
Re: Wawa looking for sites in downtown and Springfield
« Reply #8 on: February 07, 2018, 07:38:18 PM »
I think that lot recently sold, but not to Wawa.

thelakelander

  • The Jaxson
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 28791
    • Modern Cities
Re: Wawa looking for sites in downtown and Springfield
« Reply #9 on: February 07, 2018, 07:41:52 PM »
A block between State & Union (like the old bank drive through on Laura Street or the Sax Seafood site) would make the most sense, given the amount of traffic and central location. However, I'm not sure of the asking prices.
"A man who views the world the same at 50 as he did at 20 has wasted 30 years of his life.” - Muhammad Ali

MusicMan

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1749
Re: Wawa looking for sites in downtown and Springfield
« Reply #10 on: February 07, 2018, 08:53:35 PM »
That lot was about one acre, and it did sell a few month ago for about $150,000. IMO a really good price.


cjwest31

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 5
Re: Wawa looking for sites in downtown and Springfield
« Reply #11 on: April 15, 2018, 01:49:15 AM »
East 7th n main is a perfect spot to place a Wawa's or daily's there's a small eyesore it would feed Wells Fargo, the bank, the pawn shops and,, or,, feed the bars n ale places in the area.
  How about 8th and Florida Ave. Great spacing n u can even build a strip mall to connect that runs to phoenix Ave.

BenderRodriguez

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 64
Re: Wawa looking for sites in downtown and Springfield
« Reply #12 on: April 15, 2018, 10:08:17 AM »
All I want for Christmas is a wallgreens or CVS in the greater downtown area. That’s literally all I ask. Everything else is the cherry on top. It’s not like there’s no space...

heights unknown

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1662
  • HEIGHTS UNKNOWN (DAMMIT!)
    • FRESH START SOCIAL SERVICES
Re: Wawa looking for sites in downtown and Springfield
« Reply #13 on: April 15, 2018, 03:33:11 PM »
I think the space is there and that's not the concern (for the walgreens), people is the concern, i.e., customers.
PLEASE FEEL FREE TO ACCESS MY PERSONAL FACEBOOK PAGE AT: https://www.facebook.com/garrybernardcoston.personal, or, access my Social Service Agency Facebook page if you love supporting charities/social entities at: https://www.facebook.com/FRESHSTARTSOCIALSERVICEAGENCY/; thank you!!!

Charles Hunter

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2462
Re: Wawa looking for sites in downtown and Springfield
« Reply #14 on: April 15, 2018, 03:42:07 PM »
I think the Jaxx (Sax?) site would good. Close to the Interstate, and will get some City land back on the tax rolls.