The beloved Deptford Don Pablo’s building is not only fully gone, contractors have quickly moved on to full construction mode for the new Raising Cane’s.
Plus, I visit Five Points intersection to check on the Wawa and Burger King projects going in the Washington Twp/Deptford intersection.
Going to try and keep this one short… Photo Post!
Raising Cane’s Deptford – Don Pablo’s Building
Raising Cane’s is a Chicken Finger fast-food restaurant, making a big push in South Jersey. (Check my check out my experience article from July where I visited a recently opened location in Philadelphia!)
At that time in June, the Don Pablo’s building was still standing but the construction fencing was up, and I had word that demolition was starting soon… and it did.
Within not much more than a week the building was done, and the demo team took some additional time to sort the debris and remove it.
Typically it would be normal to see some type of delay before the development phase of “new thing” started, but the Raising Cane’s construction team jumped right into action!
Very quickly the got the underground water management systems installed (grates).
And in my visit today I can see that they are setting up concrete forms ahead of pouring the building foundartion.
I’m not sure if Raising Canes Deptford will be open by the end of this year, but if not likely the first quarter of 2024.
It was a nice bonus to see that Target Deptford resurfaced the parking lot and repainted the lanes. Makes the place “Pop”!
I’ve seen directly that construction is also heavily underway at the upcoming Cherry Hill and Marlton locations, and I understand the Burlington City location is also under development.
Washington Township was the last one to go through Planning, so it makes sense it is the last to see activity at the site. (old Pep Boys)
If you are unfamiliar with Raising Cane’s restaurants and food, check out my experience article from July where I visited a recently opened location in Philadelphia!
Five Points Wawa and Burger King – Washington Township
Over in Washington Township at the Five Points intersection (which borders Deptford), the long-awaited Wawa is really taking shape with its outer “skin” in place.
Plus the have already installed the main Wawa sign (with digital gas price sign) on Egg Harbor Road!
The full exterior underlayment (before stucco) is up, the front vestibule and awning is constructed, and the main roof is in place to the point that HVAC contractors are working on the rooftop components of those systems.
The large steel structure for the gas station canopy looks fully installed, and the concrete pad underneath is poured.
Additional concrete work still needs to be done around the Wawa convenience store building.
A Burger King is being developed next to Wawa in the same extended property.
For the Burger King development they have poured the concrete floor foundation pad, and it would seem we would start seeing walls go up soon.
Both Wawa and Burger will share access driveways off of Egg Harbor Road and Blackwood-Barnsboro Road.
Route 41 : Township to Deptford
I’m not saying I’m overly excited for these new businesses but I do live in Deptford off of Route 41 and basically these three new businesses are within 5 minutes from my house in opposite directions
So it’s always somewhat cool to get something new close to the house, let alone three new things!
Would you believe I really don’t have a “Super” Wawa within a reasonably close distance to my house? Wawa Five Points will be the one.
That being said, it’s just sinking in that there is a very good chance my classic Wawa at Rt 41 and County House Rd closes when Five Points opens (i’ve been told unofficially by store employees). And if it were to close, it’s going to be a little more trickier to visit the Five-Points location from Deptford, as I don’t think we’ll be able to turn left directly in to the parking lot off of Egg Harbor (from the Deptford direction).
We’ll have to make the extra left turn at the new Blackwood-Barnsboro traffic light, drive onto the new roadway there and then turn into the Wawa/Burger King property.
I’ll also remind folks that we are not done with interchange changes at the Five Points intersection. The proposed Deptford Warehouses at Kinsley Landfill has associated Five Points changes, which have not been fully approved. Plus another Warehouse project at Blackwood-Barnsboro also could have impacts where it meets with Route 47 at Seven Star Diner!
I think I’m going to miss my old school Wawa!
Links and Locations
Raising Cane’s Deptford– (Coming Soon)
1860 Deptford Center Rd
Deptford, NJ 08096
My experience tour to a new Raising Cane’s in Philadelphia
Wawa and Burger King – Five Points
Egg Harbor Road and Blackwood-Barnsboro Road
Washington Township, NJ