Philadelphia, PA - Wawa has announced the closing of its flagship store in Center City Philadelphia, Wawa at Broad and Walnut Streets. The Philadelphia flagship store opened in 2015 with lots of fanfare, however in recent months foot traffic due to Philadelphians working from home, has forced the popular convenient store to close-up for good.
Wawa on Broad and Walnut Streets Closing
The Wawa Company will keep its other two stores in the center city area open, pointing to the pandemic as well as other long-term plans, for the Broad Street closing.
Wawa Released The Following Statement Below on The Center City Closing:
"Over the last few months, we have worked to navigate the challenges of COVID-19 and serve our communities through our role as an essential provider.
Now, due to the unique circumstances that continue to impact our customers' daily lives and our own store operations, we are saddened to say that we will not be reopening our Broad and Walnut store.
This decision was a difficult one. But due to the impact of the pandemic coupled with some operational uncertainties of today, our long-term plans for this store are no longer viable.
We are grateful for all the new friends and customers we have met during our time here on this corner, and we will continue to serve the Center City communities from several stores, including our two neighboring stores a few blocks from here -- at 12th and Market and 13th and Chestnut.
As we continue to respond to the new realities of the current situation, we are also accelerating the development of new on-the-go experiences and innovative store formats to serve our communities in new and better ways. We are expanding delivery, curbside ordering, and pick-up, testing drive-thrus, and will be introducing other new digital conveniences.
Our commitment to our friends and neighbors here remains strong and we will continue to do our part to serve and support our communities. Philadelphia is our home town and that's something that will never change."
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