Sunday, August 3, 2014

Mayor: WaWa out of the picture for Park n' Shop

With an extraordinary effort, it appears that residents have won the fight to keep South Main Street livable.

From NRAP -- In a recent Newark Post article, the Mayor says that WaWa is no longer a likely tenant of the new owners of the Park N Shop shopping center on the corner of Apple Rd. and S. Main St.

The Park N Shop was thrust into the spotlight in February 2013 when Wawa unveiled plans to build a 4,999-square-foot store and 12 gas pumps in the shopping center. The plans called for the store to be built at the corner of Apple Road and South Main Street, at the site of the vacant M&T Bank building.

Concerned about traffic and light pollution, many in the community formed a grassroots campaign and signed petitions to fight against the project. Debate over the Wawa drove the conversation in the city for several months and was a factor in the September resignation of Mayor Vance A Funk III.

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Related: Is this what we really want for South Main Street?

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