One of Brick’s four Wawa stores will close for a month this summer while it is being remodeled as part of an aggressive, chain-wide plan to modernize its locations.
The store at 595 Brick Boulevard – near the intersection with Cedar Bridge Avenue – will shut down Aug. 8 and reopen Sept. 8. The Brick location is the latest area Wawa store to be remodeled as part of a plan to remodel about 75 stores this year, the company said in an announcement. Recently, a similar remodeling plan was carried out at the Ramtown Wawa store in Howell.
Changes will include the addition of hand-spun milkshakes, a digital Coca-Cola Freestyle machine, new store graphics and computers, along with a more open floor plan. The store will resemble the company’s newest stores, similar to the new locations that have opened in Florida.
The remodeling will cost up to $1 million, the company said. New Jersey has 245 Wawa stores, the most of any state, according to an article in Sunday’s Philadelphia Inquirer. The remodels consist of wood-grain countertops, a better flow of foot traffic through the store, deep wood tones for the coffee section and a green tint for much of the food displays, the article said. All Wawa stores will be outfitted with free wifi this year as well.