Move over Buc-ee Beaver, there’s a new pitstop paradise popping up to add to your list when traveling to or through Tennessee.

According to the Clarksville-Montgomery County Regional Planning Commission, the Bellevue area of Nashville will be home to a brand-new Wawa! The company is based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, but has been making plans to add to its 950 locations by expanding to a town near you.

Photo by Christian Lambert on Unsplash
Photo by Christian Lambert on Unsplash
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Fun fact, named after the town of origin, Wawa is derived from the native Ojibwe tribe’s word for snow goose or “wewe” pronounced “way way.” That’s why their logo has a goose flying over the big bold letters.

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I am in a Facebook group with some friends who live around the world, and the gals in the Northeast absolutely rave about this popular gas station.  Similar to Buc-ee’s, it has a cult-like following. Which if I understand correctly, is due to their amazing made-to-order hoagies with fresh ingredients piled to the sky. I love a good sub sandwich! I also hear their breakfast goodies are the perfect way to start the day.

When I asked my Philly pal, Cree, for her review her response was “First off, put some ‘respeck’ on it,” and compared it to if a Piggly Wiggly was combined with a gas station. The feel of a hometown corner store with amazing service and delicious food. Um, if that is what we can expect from this 5,915-square-foot shop with 16 accompanying gas pumps, then sign me up! That sounds AMAZING.

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This future Clarksville store will be located on Fort Campbell Blvd and Lady Marion Drive and is projected to be finished in 2025.  Tennesseans should expect to see more Wawas pop up as there are 40 planned in various locations around the state including Nashville.

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Here is a video from the ground-breaking at their first store in Alabama. I love that they feature how they like to give back to the community by supporting non-profits that help important causes. I have no doubt that this beloved chain will be well received by the Volunteer State.

If you are a Wawa fan, what is it you love about this chain of convenience stores?

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