Vacant auto dealership will become home to Wawa, CVS

Time to build: The 7-acre prop­erty at Grant Av­en­ue and Academy Road has been va­cant for years. MARIA POUCH­NIKOVA / TIMES PHOTO

De­moli­tion of the va­cant auto deal­er­ship at Grant Av­en­ue and Academy Road will be com­plete some­time in the next week or so, ac­cord­ing to the de­veloper who will build a Wawa and a CVS on the 7-acre prop­erty.

John Za­harchuk of Am­bler-based Sum­mit Re­alty Ad­visors LLC said his com­pany began raz­ing the old build­ing in Janu­ary, but “the weath­er’s been a factor.”

Over the years, vari­ous car deal­ers did busi­ness at the highly vis­ible in­ter­sec­tion — Matt Slapp, Pot­amkin and North­east Auto Out­let. Za­harchuk said the site has been va­cant for three or four years.  

“Va­cant is not good for any­body,” he said.

Za­harchuk is a pre­ferred loc­al de­veloper for CVS, he said. For ex­ample, his com­pany built the CVS at Frank­ford and Tor­res­dale, he said, as well as an­oth­er CVS at York and County Line roads in Warmin­ster.

There were some zon­ing is­sues that he said City Coun­cil­man Bri­an O’Neill (R-10th dist.) helped with in the fall. ••

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