MANATEE — Wawa’s newest Manatee County convenience store and gas station should open by this summer at an intersection… that is seeing some of the county’s heaviest commercial construction.

The store at 4506 53rd Ave. E. is part of a 26-acre redevelopment project at the southeast corner of State Road 70 and Lockwood Ridge Road. It is the site of a former Winn- Dixie grocery that was demolished last year. Georgia development company Gryboski Howe & Gravley is building about 116,000 square feet of commercial space there. Other projects under construction there include a Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market and a car wash.

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