Wawa Says Philadelphia Store Is Shutting Down: "No Longer Viable"

There will be one less Wawa store in Philly, as the company has permanently shut down its store location at Broad and Walnut Street after 5 years.

PhillyChitChat’s Hugh E. Dillon reported the news this week, after he noticed that the giant “W” was being carted away by a worker. A Wawa spokesperson confirmed the news, citing the COVID-19 pandemic, and saying the store was “no longer viable.”

The entire response is below:

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 from the pandemic coupled with some operational uncertainties of today, our long-term plans for this store are no longer viable.

The store has also had other issues in the past - in July 2018, two stabbings outside the location forced the store to change its 24/7 schedule.

Wawa has not indicated any other plans to shut down more Philly locations.

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