Loudoun’s first Wawa convenience store is now likely to open in June, July or even August.


Ashburn area fans of the Wawa convenience store chain will have to wait a little longer for the first Loudoun location to open. The new Wawa store at the intersection of Old Ox Road and Oakgrove Road in Sterling originally had a tentative opening date of this week. But now it is scheduled to open sometime this summer, most likely July or August, according to Wawa representatives.

The brand, which breeds an unusual level of loyalty among its customers, has been expanding in Virginia and up and down the east coast. It now has more than 630 locations in six states — New Jersey, Delaware, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia and Florida.

A Wawa milkman in the 1950s.

While we’re waiting for the store to open, we thought you hardcore Wawa-ites might enjoy a little more history.

  • The original company that became Wawa was founded in 1803.
  • In 1902, the owner opened a small milk plant in Wawa, Pennsylvania.
  • For generations, Wawa was known as a dairy and milk delivery service in the greater Philadelphia region.
  • In the 1960s, company leaders saw that the milk delivery industry was fading and decided to open a convenience store to sell their dairy products.
The first Wawa convenience store in Folsom, Pa.
  • The first Wawa store opened April 16, 1964 in Folsom, Pa.
  • Wawa’s popular proprietary coffee was introduced in the 1970s. Today, more than 195 million cups are brewed each year.
A Wawa convenience store in the 1970s.
  • More than 60 million Wawa hoagie sandwiches are sold each year.
  • Currently, the closest Wawa store to Ashburn is in Chantilly.
Images: Wawa
  1. thomas 6 years ago

    Instead of telling us that it’s being delayed why don’t you explain or report why it’s being delayed this is been a long drawn-out process of the fight between Sterling and Herndon not wanting this location the reason for the delay is because neither one of them wants to pay for or otherwise maintain a stop light at the intersection if I was the owner of Wawa I would be dragon into the courts both of those town councils for lost revenue and profit

    • Jim A. 6 years ago

      Thomas, this is just a local newsletter, not investigative news. You need to demand your answers from somewhere else.

  2. Farraoh 6 years ago

    that area of loudoun is a trash dump

  3. Jim A. 6 years ago

    This is across from where the old Herndon police station used to be and it appears the building is/has been ready. I am not definitely interested in hearing what the hold up is.

    • Jim A. 6 years ago

      Corrected: I am definitely interested in hearing what the hold up is.

  4. Yawa 6 years ago

    Old ox at that intersection looks like a 3rd word country

  5. Richie Calvin 6 years ago

    When is Sheetz opening?

    • The Burn 6 years ago

      Last we heard was June. Haven’t seen an updated or confirmed date yet.

      • Richie Calvin 6 years ago


        • kinto 6 years ago

          It has opened!

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