|Wawa abandons Super Wawa in Media|
This afternoon, Wawa Corporation formally withdrew their application to bring a Super Wawa to the corner of Providence Rd and Baltimore Avenue. Much like the situation with the Third Street Bridge, Borough Council again failed to provide the necessary leadership towards one of the biggest projects of the year. They didn't even communicate! In this instance, it wasn’t public opinion that sunk the deal, but a borough council incapable of working through issues which they were elected to lead on. After over a year of run-arounds, Wawa has had enough.
$5 million in building construction, $1 million in contracting, 35 jobs and a consistent tax revenue vital to this town has been embarrassingly left to walk away. Yes, there were challenges to be worked out which regarded traffic and zoning, but it was a business to at least explore further. Wawa, if anything was owed that.
|This is as far as Wawa got with a Super Store. A concept|
Wawa will go on to build other stores, while we wait around to see what might develop next for the gateway to Media. The bigger problem for the town will be dealing with a borough council that’s completely broken and uncooperative to businesses looking to be a part of the community.