First Wawa Store Moves Down the Street

A mini parade was held as this original Wawa in Delaware County moved down the street.

After 50 years of convenience store service, the first Wawa, which opened in 1964 at MacDade Boulevard and Swarthmore Avenue relocated to a new "Super Wawa" about a half-mile up MacDade Boulevard.

The new Wawa, located at 1730 MacDade Boulevard, allows employees to maintain their jobs and will employ 30 additional workers because of the expanded size and food services offered.

On Friday, officials from Delaware County joined Wawa representatives as well as customers of the original store for a grand opening at the new store.

A ceremony including a parade of Wawa history and a hoagie-making contest for charity contributed to the celebration.

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