Philadelphia dignitaries joined Wawa officials to open the newest location of the very popular convenience store chain in Center City Friday morning.
Mayor Jim Kenney took part in the 10 a.m. ribbon cutting of the 19th and Market streets location, the largest Center city store for the Pennsylvania-based Wawa.
Friday’s festivities included free coffee – of any size – for customers throughout the day as well as a charitable hoagie-building competition between Philadelphia firefighters and police officers. Wawa’s mascot Wally Goose was also in the house as Wawa officials announced a $75,000 grant to help Philabundance combat hunger.
The new location features indoor bar seating, LED lighting and USB outlets in the almost 7,000-square-foot store, said Wawa.