Planning board strikes down application to build New Jersey Wawa

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MIDDLETOWN -

The Middletown planning board has struck down an application to build a Wawa in town.

The proposed site is at the former Friendly's restaurant on Route 35.

According to residents who live near the site, the lights from the 24-hour store would be a nuisance, and devalue the neighborhood.

The plans called for a 5,585-square-foot convenience store with six gasoline pumps.

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