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Second Wawa could be coming to York County soon

Tina Locurto
York Dispatch

A new Wawa location is planned for Dover Township, not far from competitors Rutter's and Sheetz.

Wawa is slated to come to Dover Township after the township's planning commission voted in November to move ahead with plans to build the combination gas station and convenience store, according to township records. The 6,000-square-foot convenience store is planned at 2941 Carlisle Road.

Dover Township isn't the only York County municipality to get a Wawa.

In July, Penn Township announced plans to build the gas station and convenience store along Baltimore Street.

"We are continuing to spread our wings further west into central PA, and that includes potential sites for new Wawa stores in York," said Wawa spokesperson Lori Bruce.

This April 2, 2015 file photo shows a Wawa convenience store in Philadelphia. Photo by Matt Rourke

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While Bruce confirmed the stores planned in York County, she could not provide details on when the sites will open.

"While we cannot yet share specifics on construction and opening dates as Wawa continues to work on site selection, local land development and approval processes," Bruce said, "we couldn’t be more excited to expand Wawa’s unique brand of convenience further to the Central PA community."

Earlier this year, Wawa announced the possibility of opening 40 stores across central Pennsylvania — with the first story opening as early as 2024.

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Wawa currently operates about 950 stores, mostly centered in the mid-Atlantic region.

Rutter's, which has been based in York County since its first dairy store opened in 1921, has 78 stores, with about 50 of those located in York County. Sheetz is headquartered in Altoona and operates about 650 stores, with about a dozen in York County.