PHILADELPHIA - The popular Wawa location at Broad and Walnut streets in Center City will not reopen following the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic and other factors.
In a statement to FOX 29, a spokesperson confirmed the store will permanently close its doors, "This decision was a difficult one. But due to the impact from the pandemic coupled with some operational uncertainties of today, our long-term plans for this store are no longer viable. We are grateful for all the new friends and customers we have met during our time here on this corner, and we will continue to serve the Center City communities from several stores, including our two neighboring stores a few blocks from here -- at 12th and Market and 13th and Chestnut."
The spokesperson adds as they continue to respond to the new realities of the current situation, they are also accelerating development of new on-the-go experiences and innovative store formats to serve the communities in new and better ways.
They are also expanding delivery, curbside ordering and pick-up, testing drive-thrus and will be introducing other new digital conveniences.
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