And a Sheetz is moving in just down the road, marking a surge of “mega convenience store” chains into the Loudoun market.

Loudoun County’s first Wawa gas station and mega convenience store is nearly complete and currently has a tentative opening date of May 12. The brand, which has a fanatical following for its hoagie sandwiches, is one of several major convenience store brands moving into the greater Ashburn area. Call it the “War of the Gas Stations.”

The new Sheetz location in Sterling under construction.

The first Wawa location is near the county line on Oakgrove Road in Sterling. But just a half-mile down the road, near the intersection of State Road 28/Sully Road and Old Ox Road, construction crews are hard at work on a new Sheetz gas station/c-store. If we’re not mistaken, this will be only the third Sheetz in Loudoun (after one in Leesburg and one near South Riding) and, like Wawa, it’s bigger than your usual c-store with a fast-food restaurant inside, a larger selection of merchandise and more gas pumps.

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Image: Royal Farms

And don’t forget, the third major player in the uber-convenience store war is Royal Farms, a Maryland-based chain famous for its fried chicken. It’s moving aggressively into Virginia and is slated to break ground soon on it’s first Loudoun location at the intersection of Broadlands Boulevard and Claiborne Parkway in Ashburn.

  1. Marie 7 years ago

    There’s a Sheetz in South Riding, which is also Loudoun County.

  2. The Burn 7 years ago

    You’re right, Marie. The address is listed as Chantilly, but it’s just across the county line in Loudoun. Thank you. We’ve updated the story.

  3. Steve 7 years ago

    Can we get one in Brambleton, please!!!

  4. Brandon 7 years ago

    There used to be a Wawa in Sterling Park, that closed down in the early 2000’s

  5. William E Wilkin 7 years ago

    should be “famous for its fried chicken”– its does not need an apostrophe when used as a possessive (like his or hers). With an apostrophe it means “it is.”

  6. philbiker 7 years ago

    LOVE me some Wawa hoagies and pretzels!!! Bring it on!!!

  7. Jim 7 years ago

    William, “…famous for it is fried chicken” doesn’t make sense to you?

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