Wawa Is Adding Another(!) Location on South Street

The store will reportedly be in the same building as the Whole Foods between 9th and 10th streets.


Photo credit: Lauren Siegert via Flickr.

Call it the Year of the Wawa.

In case you forgot, the company announced in April that Philadelphia will soon be home to its biggest location ever. That news came on the day that Wawa handed out free coffee and opened its new location on 22nd and South Streets, a few days after the internet went wild because it debuted a secret menu for its 54 birthday.

So yeah, it’s a good year for Wawa, and new locations are popping up all over Philly: including a forthcoming third location on South Street.

The Inquirer reports that the Philadelphia Art Commission has approved “signage and other exterior features” for a Wawa store on South Street between 9th and 10th Streets, in the same building as Whole Foods.

According to the publication, a permit issued last month by the Department of Licenses and Inspections details plans to consolidate three separate retail spaces on the building’s ground floor, which are now home to a yoga studio, a hair and nail salon, and a frozen yogurt shop. Wawa did not immediately respond to a request for comment or more information on Friday morning.

In addition to the store at 22nd and South streets, Wawa also has a location near Second and South streets, at Head House Square. The company’s biggest location ever is slated to open at 6th and Chestnut streets by the end of the year. It will be 11,300 square feet, and very, very fancy: expect artisan coffee, specialty baked goods (plus the regular fare), “large interactive screens” that will “make social media more of a presence in the store” and a “one-of-a-kind Mural Arts creation,” according to the company.

In a press release issued in April, the company said the massive store will feel “familiar to Wawa-goers but reimagined to bring a higher level of sophistication and craft to this unique, spacious location …. Aesthetics weave together industrial and art deco elements with the warmth of copper and beautiful vaulted ceilings.”

Wawa’s making moves, apparently.