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Wanna Grab a Cold One? You Might Just Be Able to Head to Your Local Wawa

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    Wawa is asking for approval to sell beer at one of its Delaware County locations. NBC10's Vince Lattanzio has the Digital Exclusive. (Published Friday, June 19, 2015)

    Plenty of people grab a brew while they eat their favorite Wawa hoagie but it’s possible that soon you won’t have to go to Florida or Virginia, or the comfort of your own home, to live the Wawa-beer dream.

    Folks in the Philadelphia Region might soon not need to go any further than Delaware County to grab a brew.

    But, don’t crack open a cold one to celebrate just yet. The Philly-area convenience store favorite is in the process of getting permission to sell beer at its store location on Naamans Creek Road in Concordville, Pennsylvania but has to still clear plenty of hurdles.

    “Our current request for one store… is similar to applications for the sale of beer recently approved for other retailers in that area,” said Wawa spokeswoman Lori Bruce.

    Retailers like Wegman’s, Giant and Whole Foods recently got permission to sell beer at in-store pubs or beer gardens in Pennsylvania – something only recently allowed in the state that tightly regulates alcohol sales.

    Wawa would need to “ensure our store associates have the resources and training they need to fully comply with all laws regarding the sale of alcohol,” said Bruce.

    Concord Township leaders will consider Wawa’s beer-posal at a public meeting on June 30.

    Bruce stressed that the beer-posal is only in the application stage and is not yet ready to test.

    “For now, we view this as a single store product expansion,” Bruce said. “We may look to expand the offering depending on our experience at this store and the licensing requirements in the communities and states we serve.”