Beer at Wawa is very close to becoming a reality in Pennsylvania.
Wawa‘s quest to sell beer at a Delaware County store has taken a major step forward. The Concord Township board of supervisors has ruled that Wawa can sell six-packs at its Concordville, Pa. store on Naamans Creek Road.
Wawa argues that it isn’t asking for special permission. It plans on adding seating and a designated food service area, making the location comply with Pennsylvania’s liquor laws. Alcohol is already available at nearby retailers like Wegmans and Whole Foods. Read more »
After nearly 7,000 people were surveyed, the results are in — Wawa is the best convenience store in the United States, according to a new Market Force Information study. Read more »
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1. Hearing for Wawa’s Beer Sales Pushed Back
The News: A decision on Wawa‘s request to sell beer at a Delaware County store will have to wait, as the conditional hearing on the matter has been pushed back until August 4. It was originally scheduled for Tuesday night. Read more »
Wawa gets fancy.
There are two indisputable facts about Philadelphians: They are fiercely loyal to their sports teams and they are devoted to Wawa (see: Wawa tattoos). If you’re a fan of the latter, then you’ll be thrilled to know that you can actually buy a Wawa shirt online. Consider Wawa clothing a less permanent way to show your love for the chain than actually getting inked.
A Wawa shirt might not scream chic — at first. But with a bit of craftiness and some savvy styling, you can make a great outfit. Case in point: my own “I love Wawa” tee, a gift from a friend. It was initially a bit boxy, a shirt made for sleeping, so I hacked off the bottom eight inches. Voilá: a cheeky, not cheesy, tee.
Want your own? Here, some tips on how to incorporate the world’s best convenience store into your wardrobe. Read more »
Forbes loves publishing lists of the richest people in the world, and we love reading them. And now, the publication has come out with its 2015 America’s Richest Families List. Read more »
Hoagiefest is here, people. Same deal as always–$4.99 hoagies at all participating Wawa locations from now until some point later in the summer which seems impossibly distant right now, but which will likely sneak right the hell up on you before you know it.
It’s a summer tradition already–important enough that we were sitting around Foobooz World HQ talking about it and realized that almost everyone we knew had a special “recipe” that they went for at Wawa. A combination of stuff that they felt was uniquely theirs and which, for the next few weeks anyway, can be gotten for a discounted price because it’s Hoagiefest.
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Buying beer at Wawa is closer to becoming a reality.
Wawa is seeking approval to sell beer at its Concordville, Pa. location on Naamans Creek Road. Other nearby retailers like Wegmans and Whole Foods sell alcohol, so why not Wawa? Read more »
The Chinatown Wawa at 1038 Arch Street has closed. The location, which was the smallest of Center City’s Wawa stores, shuttered at midnight, Sunday June 7th. A spokesperson told Philly.com’s Michael Klein that Wawa wants to find another location in the area.
The Chinatown Wawa was always a bit of an anomaly, besides its size, it may have been the dirtiest Wawa store we’ve ever visited.
The Wawa closure leaves Center City with four location of the convenience chain.
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It looks like everything is coming up Wawa at the moment. Not only did the quick-stop giant recently announce their plans for a flagship at Broad and Walnut (and hope to have it open by the time Pope Francis I is in town), the Chester Heights Borough Council recently approved an expansion plan at Wawa’s Red Roof corporate headquarters at 260 West Baltimore Pike.
According to the Daily Times, the plan received conditional approval in December 2014 and this week’s vote was unanimous, with two councilmen abstaining on various votes, including Councilman Frederick Wood, whose father founded Wawa. Here is the plan: Read more »
1. Wawa Rushing to Open Center City Flagship
The News: Wawa is reportedly moving full-speed ahead to build its flagship location in Center City, hoping it will be completed by the Pope Francis visit in late September. The 5,300 square-foot store (with indoor seating!) will replace the Robinson Luggage store at Broad and Walnut Streets.
The Philadelphia Business Journal spoke to Larry Steinberg, senior vice president of Wawa’s retail brokerage firm CBRE, who said the retailer is “rushing to open prior to the Pope’s visit.” Read more »