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Philly-Area Folks Are Going to Be Jealous of the New Washington DC Wawa

The 9,200-square-foot Wawa opened on Dec. 14 in Washington, DC features indoor and outdoor seating as well as other unique touches.

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    The World's Largest Wawa Opens

    Washington D.C. is now home of the world's largest Wawa. But Wawa says Philadlephians shouldn't feel slighted as updates are coming to area stores.

    (Published Monday, Dec. 25, 2017)

    The biggest Wawa in the world recently opened, but Philadelphia-area residents will have to plan a trip to see it.

    Wawa cut the ribbon on a 9,200-square-foot Washington, D.C. location at 1111 19th St. NW in the Golden Triangle Business Improvement District (between Dupont Circle and Farragut Square) Dec. 14.

    A look inside the new Washington, D.C. Wawa.
    Photo credit: Wawa

    Not only is the store the largest of the more than 750 across six states (and now D.C.), it also has some features that outdo the traditional Wawa.

    There is an outdoor patio and custom interior seating, as well as bar seating (like you’ll find at the Center City Philadelphia stores) where you can chomp down on your favorite Shorti (or Classic) hoagie or relax while you sip your morning cup of coffee.

    No need to park your Shorti on a trash can since the D.C. Wawa has patio seating.
    Photo credit: Wawa

    For those jealous of the lucky D.C. residents, take solace in one big feature they don't have: the store will not have a gas station.

    Don’t expect the old-school linoleum feel either as the D.C. store features "the comfort of exposed brick, fresh subway tiles and wood tones," Wawa said in a news release. Just check out the aptly named "Wild Goose Cafe!"

    Check out the D.C. Wawa's Wild Goose Cafe!
    Photo credit: Wawa

    This "1111 Nineteenth St" store is also upping its tech game.

    "This one-of-a-kind store will also include an all-new interactive digital experience for customers with large interactive screens featuring social media, a digital touch screen display with fun Wawa facts and free Wi-Fi," Wawa said.

    The ever-growing convenience store giant has come a long way since its humble beginnings in Delaware County, Pennsylvania.

    The opening of the D.C. Wawa did have Philadelphia-area flair, however, as U.S. Rep. Brendan Boyle, D-Pa., and Wawa president and CEO Chris Gheysens helped cut the ribbon on the store.

    And just in case D.C. can’t get enough of Wawa, a second location in Georgetown is in the works, the Washington Business Journal reports.