Florida Now Perfect, Has Both Beaches and Many Wawa Stores

Sometimes Wawa feels like that indie band you knew before it achieved great success. You’re happy to see it sell a few more albums, but at the same time you kind of miss when it was your well-cultivated secret. Well, now, Wawa is Florida’s secret too—the company says it will open seven new stores in the central part of the state during the first half of 2013. That’s in addition to the six Wawa stores that have already opened up in the Orlando area. We can only assume that Wawa is gradually transforming the state so as to make former Philly mob boss Joey Merlino, now living down the road in Boca Raton, feel more at home. The good news? It won’t be all retired Yankees fans surrounding you on your next trip to Florida. [Orlando Business Journal]