Columbia Heights Wawa opens May 23, Adams Morgan to follow

Convenience store chain Wawa’s third urban-format store in D.C. will open in Columbia Heights May 23, with one in Adams Morgan soon to follow and a fifth D.C. store in Tenleytown.

The Columbia Heights Wawa is opening in space formerly occupied by Five Guys and Potbelly Sandwich Shop next to the Highland Park apartments at the Columbia Heights Metro at 1400 Irving St., N.W.

It follows Wawa’s first D.C. store on 19th Street near Dupont Circle, which opened late 2017, and its second on Wisconsin Avenue in Georgetown, which opened late last year and replaced a former Restoration Hardware store.

There is no firm date for the Adams Morgan location, but Wawa has “now hiring” signs in place at 2424 18th St., N.W., formerly occupied by BicycleSpace.

Wawa says it typically hires 40 to 50 employees for each new store.

The Tenleytown location, in a former Sears appliance showroom next to the Tenleytown Metro station is expected to open later this year.

Jeff Clabaugh

Jeff Clabaugh has spent 20 years covering the Washington region's economy and financial markets for WTOP as part of a partnership with the Washington Business Journal, and officially joined the WTOP newsroom staff in January 2016.

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