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Jacksonville Daily Record

When it comes to new businesses’ popping up in Northeast Florida, three types are leading the pack: gas stations, car washes and self-storage facilities.  

Jacksonville Daily Record Editor Karen Mathis breaks down what’s behind those trends in this week’s Business Brief.

Jacksonville Daily Record

Wawa Inc., which opened its ninth area store Tuesday, is closing in on a Downtown presence and might secure the location in several weeks.

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Wawa, the convenience store chain based in Pennsylvania, officially opens its first two First Coast area stores on Wednesday.

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If you’ve been to a  Northeast Florida gas station convenience store lately, most likely it was large and well-lit, with lots of food and drink choices. Gate, RaceTrac and Daily’s are big players in the local market, and they’re about to get some stiff competition as Northeastern chain Wawa prepares to enter the Jacksonville area.