A demolition crew reduced the former Ciconte's Italia Pizzeria on Crown Point Road to a pile of rubble last week to make way for the expansion of Wawa next door.
Wawa is adding a gas station to the convenience store.
The store will remain open during construction, which is expected to be completed by spring 2013, said Wawa spokeswoman Lori Bruce.
"We are pleased to be able to enhance the offerings and simplify the lives of our customers in the West Deptford region," Bruce said in an email.
Ciconte's relocated to the former Helen's Greentree Restaurant on Grove Street.