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Updated: 01/11/2018 08:00:10AM

LP residents voice opinion for WaWa

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Residents would like to see a WaWa convenience store in Lake Placid. An old ordinance is preventing that from happening.

PHIL ATTINGER/STAFF

Lake Placid Town Attorney Bert J. Harris III, on right, points out that a proposed Wawa n at U.S. 27 and Interlake Boulevard would share an entrance with Dollar General during December's meeting. Town Council member Debra Worley, on left, points out that the existing exit onto Interlake could create traffic snarls and maybe wrecks at the highway intersection. .

By KIM LEATHERMAN

Staff Writer

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LAKE PLACID — The debate on whether to let a WaWa convenience store into the old SunTrust bank building was brought up again by residents at the Town Council meeting Monday night. WaWa convenience store officials expressed a desire last summer to open a facility in Lake Placid at the corner of Interlake Boulevard and U.S. 27.

Lake Placid resident Dana Revel of Sylvan Shores spoke to Council during the public portion of the meeting. Revel pointed out that the Council does want WaWa and the revenue and jobs it will produce in the town as was discussed in the December meeting.

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