The convenience store chain’s newly opened store in Henrico, Va., features the first “next generation” store design of its kind for the chain. The design includes an all-new exterior design with a defined centered entry point, “V”-shaped column, and a cantilever roof canopy.
The interior features warm and inviting modern materials and aesthetics, with a raised ceiling and large windows that let light shine inside. The interior features also showcase Wawa’s unique food and beverage offer and provide enhanced interior space for customers and employees.
“This new design is the next, important step in our continued store evolution journey. It reflects our current “best thinking” for design and efficiency, showcasing our expanding off-premise offers, built-to-order beverages and pizza,” said Michelle Walsh, director of new store design. “We will always continue to evolve and enhance our interior and exterior design to create better experiences for our customers and associates, while providing the welcoming experience we are known for that remains our key to success.”
The store is fully equipped with a built-to-order, fresh food kitchen featuring its signature hoagies and newest food innovations such as Wawa pizza.
As part of its continuing effort to celebrate 25 years of serving Virginia, Wawa presented the Virginia Local Hero Award at the grand opening ceremony in Henrico to 25 non-profit organizations to kick off the statewide distribution of $25,000 to local everyday heroes serving their communities through important non-profit organizations.
“We opened our first Wawa store in Virginia in 1998 and we are thrilled to dedicate this celebration to our 25th anniversary and our continued commitment to Fulfilling Lives in the Commonwealth of Virginia with a new design and event to honor everyday heroes,” said Kim Dowgielewicz, director of store operations. “It’s exciting to not only look back on the great moments and milestones we’ve marked through the years, but with this new store design to look ahead at how we continue to evolve and change to meet customers’ needs and provide the best experience possible. We are so grateful to our associates, customers and community for your years of support and are proud to give back to our charity partners in honor of this milestone celebration.”