Wawa closes first store that opened over 50 years ago

FOLSOM, Pa. (AP) -- Wawa is shuttering the very first convenience store that the chain in suburban Philadelphia opened more than a half-century ago.

The long-planned closing, announced in 2014, was made official Friday, when Store No. 1 shut its doors for good. A new "super Wawa" store has opened nearby.

Grahame Wood established the original outlet in Folsom on April 16, 1964. The company now has more than 645 stores in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia and Florida.

William Wasson says he hates to see the original close, but adds "its progress."

The new location boasts a selfie station outside with the original pole sign.