New Wawa unit
for Concord Pike location
A Wawa gasoline
station and convenience store would replace the hotel and
restaurant at the busy intersection of Concord Pike with
Silverside and Garden of Eden Roads under a redevelopment plan
filed with county government and presented to the public at a
meeting convened on May 18 by County Councilman Robert Weiner.
Leslie Morgan, who owns the property and has operated the
142-room hotel for many years, told residents of the area that
she has agreed to lease about half of the four acre site to Wawa
and is negotiating with potential lessees for the remainder.
Residents of the area were mainly concerned about the proposed
traffic access configuration which, some said, would increase
congestion at the intersection and encourage shortcutting