Wawa Celebrates Triple Header Miami Market Launch with Three Special Construction Events and Launch of Wawa Bus Tour

MIAMI, Oct. 10, 2018 — Wawa Inc., today announced that on October 11, 2018, the company will host a historic triple-header of hard hat events, officially celebrating the construction of Wawa’s first three stores set to open in Miami. The stores will be located at 6971 SW 24th Street, Miami, Florida; 11995 SW 137th Ave. Miami, Florida; and 11101 SW 184th Street, Miami, Florida.

The jam-packed day will proceed as follows:

10:00 am | 6971 SW 24th Street | Hard Hat Tour
Rendering reveal, cornerstone placement, first-look at store design
1:00 pm | 11995 SW 137th Ave. | Ground Breaking
Shovels in the ground, hard-hats on heads, focus on future development plans
3:00 pm | 11101 SW 184th Street | Beam Signing
Steel beam signing and placement of the beam

“We are thrilled to announce our official entrance into the Miami market with three special construction events that showcase just how much we appreciate our local community members and celebrate that they are the key to our success. We can’t wait for our new Wawa friends and neighbors to join us and celebrate the construction of our first three Miami stores by signing the final steel beam, putting shovels in the ground, and placing the official cornerstone in one of our stores,” said Chris Gheysens, President & and CEO of Wawa. “We look forward to continuing our Florida expansion and connecting with new and old friends as we begin to build our future in Miami.  We can’t wait to open our doors here soon!”

Wawa Miami Construction Triple Header Event Details

During each construction event, Wawa fans will be in attendance to sample their favorite products and share personal stories about what Wawa means to them. Wawa’s Sr. VP of Fuel and Real Estate, Brian Schaller, will share details on the locations, timeframe for store openings and plans for the Miami Market over the next several years. Wawa Chief Operations Officer, Cathy Pulos, and The Wawa Foundation will announce local partnerships around the Foundation’s focus areas of health, hunger and everyday heroes with Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, Feeding South Florida, and Communities in Schools Miami. At each event, Pulos and The Wawa Foundation will announce grants to support local initiatives including:


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  • Funding for Nicklaus Children’s Hospital Pediatric Rehabilitation Services programs at the main hospital and also at outpatient clinics near each of the new Wawa stores
  • Sponsorship of Mobile Pantry Visits by Feeding South FL to local pantries near each Wawa store to distribute fresh produce, vegetables and perishable items
  • A partnership with Communities in Schools Miami to bring the Wawa Book Club literacy program to local elementary schools near each of the three new Wawa stores

Wawa’s President & CEO Chris Gheysens will make welcome remarks at each event and share information about the first-ever Wawa Bus Tour, officially launching immediately following the final construction event. The Wawa tour bus will be onsite at each event for all to see and check out.

About the Wawa Bus Tour The Wawa Bus will be onsite at each of the hard hat events and at the conclusion of the October 11th events. For the next several months, the bus will be cruising along to special locations, organizations and nonprofits throughout the city to introduce Wawa’s people, brand, and culture to Miami. This is the first-ever Wawa Bus Tour in the history of the company. To see a full list of stops and event photos, check out wawa.com.

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