A "We Buy Gold" store is cool but not a good organization like Wawa who has createdmany jobs in this community over several decades.
By the way - who in their right mind approved the Cash For Gold, digital billboard in Middletown? I cringe as I pass it every day.
6 years still no hotel in Media, 15 years still no bridge on the west side. Wawa? You're dreaming, if you think this local government will get it done.
In no way am I a supporter of the current regime in power, but I'm pretty sure they can pull off a WaWa. Mr. Obvious would point out that there are two WaWas within the borough. I would think there's something better than a third, not sure what, but there has to be something.
Don't be so sure, apparently it took them over a decade just to have traffic lights working correctly. How do these people hold office?
Not sure you are familiar with the boundaries of the boro. There is only one wawa in media boro.
I'd like to add that Wawa is terrific to their employees. Not just at the store manager level (where naturally there may exist some variability) but the decent and fair treatment starts at the corporate level and is routinely modeled down through the ranks.
The Hampton Inn has been approved for a little more than a year now, not sure why they haven't broken ground yet. But don't blame the Borough for the time it took to get approved, blame the incompetence of the applicants, who didn't seem to realize they needed a significant zoning variance from Nether Providence until after they got their variances approved by Media and were seeking land development approval which couldn't in good faith have been granted without first getting that variance from NP. Or better yet, blame the lawsuit brought by Pennock Place and Allen Lane residents (talk about NIMBY), whose cause was championed by none other than Jim Cunningham (elected to office around the same time as that lawsuit was brought about). Hey, doesn't that sound familiar? A council member elected to office right as a special interest group has a desire to protect a quality of life they grown accustomed to, who fights a proposed development at every step even though it's in the best interests of the Borough (yeah, one guess who cast the dissenting vote when it got final approval last year). Wow, the irony! Maybe it's just coincidence he decided not to run for re-election once the lawsuit was settled and he realized there was nothing he could do to stop the hotel.
Can anyone assure us that our own borough council isn't unfairly undermining Wawa's effort? Don't we have council people who now provide free, undisclosed websites to those who align with their political interests?Tedman, please look into this.
Wawa is really good at managing traffic in and out of their stores, anyone who has been in the relatively new super Wawa on West Chester Pike can see this - so, the debate surrounding a traffic 'cluster' does not really ring true. What else does Wawa bring? CHEAP GAS! Have you ever driven just a little bit farther cause you know the Wawa will have gas cheaper than Sunoco? When (IF) we ever get this super Wawa, I guarantee you the rest of the deep pocket gas stations in and around Media will have to follow the lead to even stay competitive in the fuel market. Why woudl anyone want to hold up progress on an obviously cost effective option for Media residents???Seriously can we petition to remove the boro council clowns from their places on the dais?
Did Friends of the Glen Park give their blessing on this Wawa? They are more important that the community and residents as far as borough council is concerned.
I like Wawa,but the 252 side of that property is a nightmare now.leaving that store how would one go north on 252?Yes and Pennock place is full of NIMBYS too despite the fact that a hotel would generate a fraction of traffic the prior Media clinic did.
please post a link to the land development plans so we know what we're voting for...