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Wawa is making plans for a new store in Caernarvon Township, which would be the fifth Lancaster County location for the Delaware County-based convenience store operator.

The new Wawa would take a spot in Morgantown at Routes 23 and 10, just before the Berks County line. It would be situated at the northwest corner of the intersection, where there is now a showroom and car lot for Hershey Motors. It is across the street from a Turkey Hill convenience store.

Wawa has an agreement to purchase the property from Hershey Motors, which would then move its operations to an adjoining property to the west, according a post on Hershey Motor’s Facebook page.

Earlier this month, Caernarvon Township supervisors granted Wawa conditional approval for the new convenience store.

A Wawa representative at the supervisors meeting where the approval was granted said the convenience store could open in late spring 2020, according to a Caernarvon Township official who was there.

The first Wawa Food Market opened in 1964 as an outgrowth of a dairy processing plant founded in 1902 in the village of Wawa, just outside Philadelphia. Today, the regional chain has more than 800 convenience stores that feature a variety of fresh foods, including built-to-order hoagies.

In Lancaster County, Wawa has stores in Ephrata, East Petersburg, East Lampeter Township, and Gap.

No one from Wawa responded to a request for more details about plans for the store in Morgantown.

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