The new online clothing stores location would initially employ about 40, he said. The company's next step is to submit its application for a planned development rezone, Kearney said. Tony Servance, a Daytona Beach Planning Board member who lives near the planned Wawa, said, "I think it's a good idea. It's going to create jobs." Servance recently attended a meeting that Wawa held with area residents where they were told, "They (Wawa) anticipated getting (the planned gas station/convenience store) up and running within a year." Wawa officials at the meeting also said that the company is looking to add seven to eight more stores in Volusia County, including four to five in the Daytona area, Servance said. Kearney confirmed that the chain is considering sites along major east-west corridors including Beville Road, International Speedway Boulevard and Granada Boulevard. "We're still working out the details," he said, adding, "We're pursuing a lot of options. If the A site doesn't work out, we could then go with a B site." Sites under consideration include some with existing businesses, he confirmed. Wawa opened its first stores in the Volusia-Flagler area in 2015, when it added two in Port Orange and one in Orange City. It recently opened a store along State Road 44 in New Smyrna Beach and, in addition to the Daytona Beach store under construction on Ridgewood, is also planning summer clothes to build a store in Palm Coast near the intersection of State Road 100 and Belle Terre Parkway. The latter would be its first in Flagler County.
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