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Wawa’s expansion strategy for Indiana; shops will open by mid-2025



Indianapolis, Indiana – On Thursday, Wawa declared that it would be expanding its chain of convenience shops into the state of Indiana and the Midwest, with plans to establish its first locations by the middle of 2025.

As part of its growth into Indiana, the company intends to open about 60 stores over the course of the next eight to ten years, according to a press statement. The company already has contracts in place for 15 locations around the state of Indiana.

This comes after two Wawa locations – one in Westfield and the other in Noblesville – that are close to Indianapolis were previously revealed.

The sites under contract include:

• Veterans Pkway & Veterans Pkwy Court in Clark County;
• Eads Pkwy & Doughty Rd. in Dearborn County;
• Commerce & CR 1000 W in Delaware County;
• Spring Mill Rd. & SR 32 in Hamilton County;
• Hwy 32 and Hazel Dell in Hamilton County;
• US Hwy 40 & CR 600 W in Hancock County;
• N. State Street & W. New Road in Hancock County;
• Hwy 267 & Camby Rd. in Hendricks County;
• Hwy 267 & Garner Rd. in Hendricks County;
• US 31 & E Worthsville Rd. in Johnson County;
• Hwy 232 & Hwy 9 in Madison County;
• Dr. M.L.K. Jr. Blvd. & 67th St. in Madison County;
• W 86th St. & Zionsville Rd. in Marion County;
• E 96th St. & Delegates Row in Marion County;
• Williamsburg Pk & Industries Rd. in Wayne County.

These stores, according to officials, are navigating the permission and approval procedures. Wawa said that after those procedures are finished, they would reveal the precise sites and anticipated opening dates for the state’s first stores.

“We were thrilled to share our ‘flight plan’ for Indiana and reveal, for the very first time, our exciting expansion plans, renderings and more with our newest soon-to-be neighbors!” Joe Collins, the director of store operations for Wawa, said in the release. “We can’t wait to begin putting shovels into the ground next year! As we get closer to our grand openings in 2025, we will be sharing even more details on our growth in Indiana and connecting with more customers, communities, partners and nonprofit organizations that together make this such an incredible region to be a part of!”

According to officials, the first retail sites should open by mid-2025, with groundbreaking for the first stores anticipated to start in mid-2024. According to the press statement, Wawa intends to open ten stores in 2025, ten locations in 2026, and five locations annually after that.