City commissioner: Wawa wants to open in Boynton Beach

Wally the Wawa mascot stands in front of sign during a groundbreaking ceremony at the southeast corner of Belvedere Rd. and Australian Ave. July 13, 2016 that marked the construction of the first five Wawa locations in Palm Beach County. Damon Higgins / The Palm Beach Post

Wally the Wawa mascot stands in front of sign during a groundbreaking ceremony at the southeast corner of Belvedere Rd. and Australian Ave. July 13, 2016 that marked the construction of the first five Wawa locations in Palm Beach County. Damon Higgins / The Palm Beach Post

Wawa in Boynton Beach. It could happen.

Boynton Beach Commissioner Joe Casello told The Palm Beach Post he met with Wawa representatives this week to discuss the company opening a location in Boynton.

Casello couldn’t give many details, but said the property they hope to build on is south of Boynton Beach Boulevard.

Read: Wawa sets date for South Florida openings

Wawa is a family-owned chain of Pennsylvania-based convenience stores. The stores are known for their sandwiches, and they are also gas stations.

“I’m excited about it. Whether it happens or not we’ll have to see,” Casello said. “They’re very interested in coming to Boynton Beach.”

Officials are planning for at least five Wawa stores in Palm Beach County and five more in Broward County by spring.

Here are the locations where Wawa already plans to open:

  • The intersection of Belvedere Road and Australian Avenue in West Palm Beach 
  • The southwest corner of Lake Worth and South Jog roads in Greenacres
  • The northeast corner of Lake Worth Road and Congress Avenue in Palm Springs
  • At Blue Heron Boulevard and Garden Road in Riviera Beach
  • At Hypoluxo and High Ridge roads west of Boynton Beach