Big things are happening at the corner of Route 9 and White Horse Pike in Absecon. 

Construction on a new Royal Farms convenience store and gas station is underway.

It was just this week that a Royal Farms sign went up on the site, announcing that they're now hiring to staff the store.

The news comes just as Wawa announced they're hoping to build several more superstores in South Jersey, including in Blackwood and Cherry Hill. Not to mention, the Super Wawa on the White Horse Pike at Philadelphia Ave. in Egg Harbor City is beginning to take shape.

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With the new Absecon Royal Farms still largely a dirt lot, we don't know yet when it will open, but it looks like it could be as early as the end of this summer.

Royal Farms first popped-up in Atlantic County not long ago at the corner of Fire and Tilton Roads in EHT. Another recently took over the former Berkshire Grill restaurant location at Black Horse Pike and English Creek Ave.

Poll: do you prefer Royal Farms or Wawa?

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