Wawa Gets Philly to Change New Tobacco Regulations

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The cigarettes for sale behind the counter at the new Wawa at 20th and Market streets | Photo: Dan McQuade

You might see more outlets selling cigarettes in Center City sometime soon.

The Philadelphia Board of Health last night approved new limits on tobacco sales in the city. But the Inquirer reports that the board tweaked its plan in response to a complaint from Wawa. Last week, the Philadelphia Business Journal reported Wawa had threatened to cease opening stores in the city due to the proposed regulations. Read more »

You’ll Be Able to Charge Your Phone at the New Center City Wawa

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Workers perform the finishing touches on the new Wawa at 20th and Market streets. It opens tomorrow | Photo: Dan McQuade

Earlier this week, we wrote about the new Wawa opening on Friday at 1900 Market Street in Center City, the largest urban Wawa in the chain. Now, we have more details for you, the Wawa-obsessed public.

The new store, which is actually closer to 20th and Market, opens at 8 a.m. Grand opening ceremonies start at 10, and will include Mayor Jim Kenney, cheerleaders, local mascots Swoop (Eagles) and Wally Goose (Wawa), and, of course, free coffee all day. Wawa will also be donating $75,000 to Philabundance.

But here’s the most exciting part: Read more »

Donald Trump Went to Wawa and Bought Tastykakes

Donald Trump at a King of Prussia Wawa. Photo: Evan Vucci/AP

Donald Trump at a King of Prussia Wawa. Photo: Evan Vucci/AP

This morning Donald Trump made a bold move to win the hearts and minds of Philadelphia area voters: He went to a Wawa.

Yes, Trump and his entourage ducked into Wawa store No. 8058 on West Dekalb Pike in King of Prussia this morning after a speech at the Doubletree Hotel next door.

Per a pool report from the traveling press corps, Trump greeted all of the approximately 15 customers in the store and took selfies with three of them. Pool reporter David Martosko, U.S. political editor of The Daily Mail, wrote that Trump campaign manager Kellyanne Conway “picked out a box of Krimpets and five individual fruit pies: caramel apple, blueberry and cherry, lemon and pumpkin pie.” Read more »

Olympic Gold Medalist’s Brother: “We’re Going Straight to Wawa”

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Yesterday, the U.S. women’s gymnastics team obliterated the competition in Rio, winning the team the gold medal for the second consecutive Olympics in a rout. One of the five gymnasts on the team is New Jersey’s Laurie Hernandez, a 16-year-old who had the second-highest score overall on the balance beam despite it being her first Olympics.

“It was awesome,” Hernandez said afterwards. “I mean, when we first walked out there it really hit me: Wow, we’re at the Olympics. As I started dancing for my floor routine, I felt calm, I felt normal, and I think that was a really good feeling.” Read more »

Yes, You Can Get a Free Wawa Hoagie Today

It has begun.

From noon to 1 p.m. at the Independence Mall on 6th and Market streets, you can get your hands on a (free!) hoagie for the 24th annual Wawa Hoagie Day.

Preparation kicked off early this morning.

Six tons of hoagie will prepared. We repeat: six tons.

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PLCB Approves Six-Pack Licenses at Gas Stations

Six packs of beer at Pennsylvania gas stations

Yesterday, we told you about Gov. Tom Wolf’s plea to “free the six-pack” at Pennsylvania gas stations. Wolf called for the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board to approve several licenses that

On cue, today the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board approved nine applications yesterday. Several were from gas stations asking to be able to sell six-packs of beer (up to 192 fluid ounces at a time). Almost as if this were designed this way, Wolf then released a statement complete with hip graphic (above) declaring victory and praising the LCB. Hrmm. Read more »

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