Wawa officials want to build a convenience store with 16 fueling pumps on Palm Bay Road, at the shuttered site of Bob Evans, which closed abruptly last April.
The redevelopment project is slated for the northwest corner of the Durham Drive intersection.
“The service station has been able to accomplish what other users on Durham Drive have not been able to do, which is to provide Wal-Mart shoppers with another entry and exit point,” West Melbourne Planning Director Christy Fischer wrote in a Jan. 19 City Hall memo.
“The proposed service station also is assisting Brevard County in installing a traffic signal at Durham Drive and Palm Bay Road. The Bob Evans restaurant will be demolished,” Fischer wrote.
Wawas continue popping up across the Space Coast. West Melbourne’s first Wawa opened last May on U.S. 192 in front of Lowe’s — and city officials marked the occasion by renaming nearby Avenue D “Wawa Way.”
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