It won’t look like your average convenience store.
The new location will located at the corner of 6th Street and Chestnut Street in Independence Mall inside the Public Ledger Building “nestled in Philadelphia’s historic district,” according to information provided by Wawa. It’s a fitting place for the largest location, as the City of Brotherly Love is also Wawa’s hometown. According to a statement from Wawa, the space will tie together industrial and art deco design elements along with living greenery and video screens, provide cafe and couch-style seating, and feature a mural project that reflects the city’s personality. The total size of the store? 11,300 square feet.
In addition to packaged food and drinks, the store will offer an “extensive food service selection” ranging from “signature hoagies and made-just-for-you specialty beverages, to some of Wawa’s newest offers including customer salads and new signature coffee blends.” A spokesperson for Wawa says the new store will open by the end of this year.
If that opening was any indication, the new Philadelphia Wawa should be making headlines, or at least social media timelines, by the end of this year.