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

The largest urban Wawa opens Friday at 20th and Market streets.

Wawa - 1900 Market

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:

Per a release from Wawa, the bar-style seating at the new store will feature built-in USB charging ports. That’s right: Now you’ll just be angry you forgot the cord to charge your phone, instead of the cord and a USB power brick.

The store is almost 7,000 square feet inside, easily larger than the already-giant Wawa at Broad and Walnut streets. It features “Wawa’s new custom cabinetry and counter tops” and other “Newest Design Prototypes” from the Wawa labs. Also, there will be a police-vs.-firefighters hoagie-building competition. The last time there was a one of those in Philly at a Wawa, this happened:

We can only hope something so exciting takes place tomorrow as well.