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Wawa Building Store at Broad and Walnut in Center City



    Wawa is coming to the Avenue of the Arts.

    The popular Delaware County, Pennsylvania-based convenience store chain tells NBC10 they are under contract to build a new location at the corner of Broad and Walnut Streets.

    The busy location will replace the defunct Robinson's Luggage location in the ground floor of the University of the Arts' Terra Hall. The nearly 5,000-square-foot store shut down in 2013.

    A Wawa representative said the company was currently working to obtain approvals ahead of a scheduled formal announcement on April 16 during Wawa Day, which marks the chain's anniversary.

    The location will have unique features, officials said, but they didn't go into detail. They added that a potential opening timeline would come at the formal announcement as well.

    Wawa currently has three Center City locations: 17th and Arch Streets, behind Comcast Center; 10th and Arch Streets, across from the Pennsylvania Convention Center; and 9th and Walnut Streets, on Thomas Jefferson University's campus.