A new Wawa in Union County, New Jersey, was approved by the Municipal Land Use Board (MLUB) in March of this year. Near the Garden State Parkway on the western edge of Roselle Park, some residents disapproved of the proposed convenience store location because of existing traffic issues in the neighborhood and they felt Wawa would only add to the problem.
The residents, however, were overruled as Grove Street, the problematic dead end, was not a part of Wawa’s application. The convenience store is still subject to New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJ DOT) approval, and if approved, will be asked to erect signage to direct traffic efficiently.
Wawa, a Pennsylvania-based chain, has been expanding in North Jersey and another location has been proposed in Jersey City on the border of Bayonne. They offer breakfast, lunch, dinner, and Built-To-Order with fresh ingredients as well as beverages, coffee, fuel services, and more.