Update on Wawa Coming to Gaithersburg

by Patrick Herron

Update on Wawa Coming to Gaithersburg

Back in 2019 we reported that Wawa was coming to Gaithersburg and would be taking over the old Becraft Antiques location on 355, across from Gaithersburg High School (405 S Frederick Ave).

Since the announcement was made, public opposition to the site led to the development being stalled after a group of 14 community members filed an administrative appeal in the Montgomery County Circuit Court.

This past Wednesday, Judge Donald Beachley struck down the appeal, potentially clearing the way for development to begin.

The opponents of the site had stated that the Wawa does not align with MoCo’s master plan and would generate traffic and noise annoyances for residents in the surrounding areas.

Bethesda Beat reports that at Judge Beachley noted “because retail sales are expected to outpace fuel sales, and because those retail sales simply involve the sale of food, beverages, and convenience items, there was substantial evidence in the record to support the City Council’s finding that the proposed use would constitute ‘light commercial use”.

You can read the complete article by Dan Schere here. 

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4 comments

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Eli April 3, 2021 - 3:08 am

Finally! I feel like the only complainers were 7-11 managers or something. Competition is good folks. Go to school and read about how beneficial competition is for your community. You won’t though so whatever

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Fernando April 4, 2021 - 8:55 am

I have been waiting for a Wawa to cone here since i was young and use to go to AC with my parents we would always stop at Wawa..now all we need is a Waffle House in Moco and i will die happy

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Colleen Prather April 16, 2021 - 12:13 pm

It’s about time that we bring other things to Montgomery county. We need competition better food chains. We have boring chains in the are! We need another Chee Chee’s , Arthur’s Treecers and Long John Silvers fish place where it’s fish and chip etc.

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Ken July 27, 2021 - 8:01 pm

We should have at least one or more WaWas in Montgomery county. Sandwich ordering stations are cool.

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