Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Montgomery County's first Wawa approved by Gaithersburg

The proposed Wawa convenience store and gas station proposed for 405 S. Frederick Avenue in Gaithersburg was approved by the city's Mayor and Council last night. In approving Montgomery County's first Wawa store, the final vote was four-to-one in favor, with Councilmember Laurie Anne Sayles opposed.

Several residents and local business owners spoke against approval of the store earlier at last night's meeting, citing environmental impacts and effects on nearby small businesses. Wawa has disputed these impacts in statements filed previously with the City, but the protests appear to have persuaded one councilmember to vote against the store.

For those eagerly awaiting MoCo's first Wawa, however, the countdown to opening day begins. Wawa is expected to open in November or December 2020. Royal Farms is also coming to Gaithersburg, at the future Watkins Mill Road/I-270 interchange. Let's hope Sheetz comes to Montgomery County soon, as well, and that all chains pop-up countywide eventually.


  1. A leaf fell off a tree some where within the city limits. I m sure Robert will get the scoop.