WaWa Coming To Nine Mile Road In Beulah, Also Highway 98

February 3, 2023

Wawa convenience  stores are coming to Beulah and one other Escambia County location, and there are plans for additional stores.

At a preview event Thursday, Wawa announced locations for West Nine Mile Road and Beulah Road and on HIghway 98 at North Blue Angel Parkway. Construction is planned for this year.

Wawa said there are three or four additional locations in Escambia County still under consideration, with a goal of 6-10 locations by 2025.

Last April, Wawa announced they were actively looking for potential sites for new stores in the Pensacola area, along with Panama City, Tallahassee and Mobile. Current plans are for Wawa to open up to 40 stores in these markets beginning in 2024.

In 2022, Wawa marked the 10th anniversary of the opening of its first Florida store. The store opened July 18, 2012, in Orlando across from SeaWorld. Since then Wawa has expanded rapidly throughout the state and opened its 250th store in Florida last year. Today, Wawa employs almost 10,000 associates across the Sunshine State.


29 Responses to “WaWa Coming To Nine Mile Road In Beulah, Also Highway 98”

  1. Kane on February 5th, 2023 12:07 pm

    Hey, you guys complaining about the “wetlands” I don’t think some of you actually live/lived in Beulah because if you did you would know that the construction, they’ve done to date didn’t affect any wetlands. What was there before were homes trailer parks and a nice hole in the wall bar called “Tavern in the Country” (it had many names before that as bars do) not wetlands. If you are talking about the man-made lakes that were part of the R.V camp, then those aren’t wetlands like you are referring to them.

  2. Christina on February 5th, 2023 9:40 am

    We’ve been begging for a Wawa in Destin. Then they choose to put several in Pensacola.

  3. Molino resident on February 5th, 2023 9:11 am

    Enjoyed reading the comments…..especially Facetious Bob.

  4. CSM on February 4th, 2023 10:00 am

    What about the wetlands? When you look over at the ’swamp’, you see tons of turtles (all lined up on logs). You can see a beaver dam and I often see large birds in there. I sure hope a portion of this area will be protected and blocked off from being bulldozed.

  5. dubz on February 4th, 2023 8:17 am

    WAWA will teach Tom Thumb & Circle K how convenience stores are done! YAY WAWA! :)

  6. Audrey on February 4th, 2023 7:59 am

    Great idea. WaWa stores and gas station are really cool places, i use them when we visit the US north east.

  7. Goose on February 4th, 2023 7:26 am

    The worst part about WaWa are all the people that pump gas, then leave their car at the pump to go inside and order sandwiches.

  8. Jw on February 4th, 2023 7:14 am

    Penn Air credit union is going in the publix McDonald’s area.. the car wash is behind Tom thumb

  9. Klem on February 4th, 2023 2:39 am

    That intersection has already become impossible. There is no infrastructure for this. Why aren’t any of these businesses crowding Beulah Road flocking to the landing field?

    The loss of trees, wetlands and grass is going to turn this whole area into a mess the next heavy rain.

  10. Jeff Cralley on February 4th, 2023 1:13 am

    I agree. A nice restaurant would be nice but i also hate to see the wetlands gone. There is also a second car wash opening behind Tom Thumb. Not sure why we need 2.

  11. Wharf Rat on February 3rd, 2023 10:24 pm

    @ Manny Packiwawa…
    Wawa is the Ojibway (a native North American tribe) name of the Canada Goose.

  12. Facetious Bob on February 3rd, 2023 10:12 pm

    Just think…If they built a Wawa in Foley on the Beach Expressway, it could be the “Owa Wawa,” and for the readers who know where Wewahitchka is, a store there would be the “Wewa Wawa.”.

  13. Gayle M McDonald on February 3rd, 2023 6:16 pm

    It is a great 1 stop shop. Sells sandwiches you can order ahead order will be ready when you get there download their app. I was in Florida recently great service.

  14. Manny Packioww on February 3rd, 2023 3:41 pm

    What is a WaWa?

  15. Edward C on February 3rd, 2023 3:25 pm

    They pay well supposedly as well. Unsure about benefits though, but maybe this could employ some people.

  16. Willis on February 3rd, 2023 3:07 pm

    WaWa is what you drink when you thirsty.

  17. Henry Coe on February 3rd, 2023 1:58 pm

    Are they putting the WaWa in the NE corner of Beulah Rd and 9 Mile Rd? I hate to see that patch of woods getting developed. It will become the beginning of the end for the wet lands area just east of there along 9 Mile Rd.

  18. Juggernaut on February 3rd, 2023 1:45 pm

    So, it’s a gas station that sells snacks and food inside. What an interesting concept. WowWow WaWa

  19. Mike J. on February 3rd, 2023 1:10 pm

    We don’t need another convenience store like this. There is already two and a new Publix & McDonalds & Pizza Hut & R&R Sushi, and Hair/Nails salon, etc. A car wash is starting next to Publix. A nice restaurant would be great. And no, I don’t have the capital to start one.

  20. C on February 3rd, 2023 12:13 pm

    The sandwiches are the main difference. Their subs taste better than any hoagie/sub/hero!
    Give it a try!!

  21. SueB on February 3rd, 2023 12:06 pm

    Delicious sandwiches & soups.

  22. Mack M on February 3rd, 2023 11:39 am

    Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner meals – freshly prepared daily.
    Special flavored coffee cheaper than Starbucks prices for those on the go.
    Daily specials for rewards members.

    WaWa stores are set apart from other convenience stores > They offer a large fresh foodservice selection, including Wawa brands such as custom prepared hoagies, panini’s, brisket sandwiches, bbq bowls, bbq sandwiches, burritos, quesadilla’s, subs, chicken n dumplings, chili, freshly brewed coffee, hot breakfast sandwiches, bagels, hand crafted beverages (smoothies, milkshakes) and an assortment of soups, sides and snacks.

    Propane tank exchanges and vehicle fuel rewards.

    Wawa stores are abundant in South Florida. AND they deliver with the Wawa App.

    I hope some of you stop in and try it out when they open in Pensacola.

  23. Molino on February 3rd, 2023 11:39 am

    Needs to come to Molino and run off that raggedy Tom Thumb. Cucumber farms. Whatever you wanna call it.

  24. Susan on February 3rd, 2023 11:18 am

    All the new Floridians from the East cast will be happy…..at least it’s not another chicken tender fast food joint.

  25. Susie on February 3rd, 2023 9:29 am

    The ultimate convenience store! Yay!!

  26. tg on February 3rd, 2023 9:27 am

    A conveince store is still a conveince store.What sets this one apart from the rest?

  27. Wormclyde on February 3rd, 2023 8:33 am

    What is WaWa?

  28. ensley boy on February 3rd, 2023 8:00 am

    Oh, for the days when Beulah was a quiet and peaceful place to visit with hardly any traffic.

  29. Just Thinking on February 3rd, 2023 5:38 am

    Great Idea!!!! What NO DOLLAR STORE?