Philly’s Largest Wawa Opens Friday

The new Wawa at 20th and Market will sprawl over 7,000 square feet.

New Wawa at 20th and Market

Photo | Dan McQuade

Lots of Center City office workers may have a little more pep in their step on Friday. That’s when, seven months after it was announced, a new Wawa will open at 20th and Market streets.

At the time, Wawa said the new Wawa would take up 7,000 square feet (the “Robinson Luggage Wawa” at Broad and Walnut is only 5,380 square feet). Approximately 25 “bar seats” were planned for the new Wawa.

A call to Wawa’s public relations office was not returned, but Wawa typically offers free coffee on opening day (or opening weekend, as it did in August in Bensalem).

The 20th and Market Wawa will be the fifth open in Center City, joining a nearby location at 17th and Arch. In addition to the Broad and Walnut Wawa that opened in September of last year, there have long been Wawa locations at 10th and Walnut and 2nd and Lombard. The Philadelphia Business Journal reported in October that new Wawa locations were also coming to 12th and Market, in the East Market development, and in the current I. Goldberg store location at 13th and Chestnut.