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January 25, 1990 | By John P. Martin, Special to The Inquirer
You might say the 15-foot structure that stands shrouded at the entrance of the Malvern Shopping Center on King Street is, well, a sign of the changing times in the borough. It used to announce in fluorescent lights the presence of an IGA supermarket, the anchor store in the plaza. Now that store is gone after 20 years, replaced by a Wawa convenience store. The sign, like the new tenant, has become an issue of contention in the borough. Some residents opposed the new store, which opened in the fall, calling it a pricey replacement for a supermarket.
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March 29, 2013 | By Jessica Parks, Inquirer Staff Writer
About 200 Conshohocken residents packed the Washington Fire House on Wednesday night to speak for and against a proposed Wawa store on Fayette Street between 11th and 12th Avenues. It was the third and final public hearing on the proposal, which opponents say would exacerbate traffic and ruin the small-town character of Conshohocken. At issue is a proposed amendment to the borough charter to allow the Wawa at a site zoned for office and residential uses. The Borough Council will vote on the proposed amendment April 17. Planners for the borough and Montgomery County have recommended rejecting the plan.
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October 14, 1999 | by Ron Avery, Daily News Staff Writer
The 10-day strike of Wawa store truck drivers and warehouse workers ended last night in City Hall after several hours of "shuttle diplomacy" by U.S. Rep. Bob Brady and city Controller Jonathan Saidel. Union head Bob Ryder declared the agreement was "excellent for the members," saying he would "strongly recommend approval.' "We have a deal and Wawa is extremely pleased," said company negotiator Steven Wall. "We want to bring them [the striking workers] back as soon as possible.
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March 16, 1989 | By Karen Gress, Special to The Inquirer
The New Garden Township Board of Supervisors approved preliminary subdivision and land-development plans for a Wawa convenience store at Route 41 and Newark Road. The supervisors approved the plans at Monday's meeting, with the condition that developer Vaughn Carlton widen both sides of Newark Road by 14 feet each and provide acceleration and deceleration lanes. The supervisors also want Carlton to install a pork-chop-shaped island that would permit only right turns onto Newark Road.
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October 2, 1999 | Daily News Staff Report
A tentative contract agreement reached late last night averted a strike by Wawa drivers and maintenance workers but the threat is not over. The convenience-store chain issued a statement last night saying it had reached a contract agreement with Teamsters Locals 463 and 473. But Local 463 Secretary Treasurer and principal officer Bob Ryder said the negotiating committee rejected the deal because there is still one area of disagreement, overtime....
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July 20, 1989 | By Christopher Shea, Special to The Inquirer
The prospect of a new Wawa store in the Malvern Shopping Center drew the ire of several residents Tuesday at the Borough Council meeting. Wawa is renovating the 5,300-square-foot space previously occupied by Scheidel's Malvern Market, a supermarket that closed in April, according to Richard DiPrimio, borough manager and council member. Local business people expressed concern that the new store would not provide the kind of service required by residents and that it would attract a clientele unlikely to shop at local stores.
BUSINESS
April 16, 2016 | By Suzette Parmley, Staff Writer
Wawa is aging well. At 52, it has morphed from a convenience store to a full-service operation that is part store/take-out restaurant/coffee house, part bakery and gas station - and become a staple of the rush-hour landscape with its signature Wawa coffee. The chain with 725 stores and $9 billion in sales in 2015 announced that it is hiring 5,000 people company-wide by June 1. It is also opening a new Center City location with seating at 1900 Market St. by the end of the year. "Center City has responded," said Wawa president and CEO Chris Gheysens.
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August 6, 1989 | By Joseph A. Slobodzian, Inquirer Staff Writer
A federal judge has ruled that a Delaware County developer planning to build an office complex named after the old village of Wawa must warn the public that he is not associated with the well-known dairy and chain of convenience stores. U.S. District Judge Louis H. Pollak ruled Monday that Commons at Wawa Inc. must carry an asterisk on its signs, stationery and other advertisements noting that the firm is not affiliated with Wawa Inc., whose dairy is in the nearby village of Wawa.
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July 6, 1989 | By Cynthia Mayer, Inquirer Staff Writer
How many Wawas are enough Wawas? In Ridley Township, it seems, one about every six blocks. Last month, the convenience store chain got approval for another Wawa on MacDade Boulevard, making it impossible to go more than a mile in places without seeing the familiar flying goose. "With this one, there are six just on MacDade Boulevard alone," said Francis Pileggi, attorney for Wawa. What's more, adds Pileggi, "I think they'll open more. " The new Wawa, at Holmes Avenue and MacDade Boulevard, will take the place of a hot dog restaurant that went out of business.
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January 11, 1990 | By Cynthia J. McGroarty, Special to The Inquirer
It may be a tall order to fill, but Wawa Inc. hopes to achieve in the next 10 years what it has taken the company the last quarter-century to do. The Delaware County company whose structures have become part of the county landscape wants to more than double the number of its convenience stores by the end of the decade. Henry McHugh, vice president of operations, summed up the company's aim succinctly: "Our objective is to have 1,000 stores by the year 2000. " Increasing the number of stores from 465 to 1,000 in so short a time may seem highly ambitious, especially in a market that seems saturated with convenience-store chains.
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July 24, 2016 | By Emily Babay, STAFF WRITER
Authorities say a woman has been arrested in a months-long series of thefts in which more than $3,000 worth of bagged coffee was taken from Wawa stores around the region. Rebecca Julian, 48, of Wilmington, admitted stealing the coffee and making fraudulent returns in an interview with detectives Friday, West Goshen Township police said. Police had released surveillance images of the theft suspect this week, saying she would steal bags of coffee from one Wawa, then take them to another location and return them for cash.
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July 22, 2016 | By Christine Flowers
AS HEIDI CRUZ left Cleveland's Quicken Loans arena after her husband Ted gave his stemwinder at the Republican National Convention, she was escorted by security through a hostile crowd. Apparently, people in the audience were annoyed that Cruz hadn't endorsed Donald "I Call Him Lyin' Ted" Trump. They couldn't believe that the Texan actually gave his national audience permission to vote their conscience. They were in shock he didn't bring gold, frankincense and myrrh with him to the podium as a gift.
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July 22, 2016 | By Emily Babay, Staff Writer
Authorities are looking for a woman who has stolen coffee dozens of times from Wawa stores around the region, taking bags from one location and returning them to another for cash. The thefts began early this year, according to West Goshen Township police. They have been reported at stores in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, and Maryland. Police believe the woman has taken more than $3,000 worth of coffee in 40 to 50 thefts. The woman will take bags of coffee from one Wawa, then return them at another for cash, police said.
SPORTS
July 11, 2016 | By Frank Fitzpatrick, STAFF WRITER
This week, on the ground floor of Philadelphia's original Ritz-Carlton, where patricians once frequented that hotel's lavish Empire Dining Room and Ritz Bar, customers lined up at Wawa's deli counter. The transformation of the posh Broad and Walnut hotel, from high-society hangout to Hoagiefest's home, suggests just how much Center City and its dining options have changed. Wawa's occupancy of what was a grand hotel lobby also has helped to further obscure the significant sports history that took place in that building, 20 or so floors above the provolone and pickles.
NEWS
July 6, 2016 | By Julie Shaw, STAFF WRITER
Police in Camden County are seeking the public's help with a possible hit-and-run of a pedestrian who was seriously injured on the White Horse Pike in Oaklyn early Monday. About 12:55 a.m., police said, a 26-year-old woman from Haddon Township was crossing the pike, near Oakland Avenue, to get to the Wawa store at 800 White Horse Pike when she was allegedly struck by a motorist. First responders found the woman on a sidewalk in front of the Wawa. Oaklyn Police Lt. Craig Stauts said Tuesday that the woman was still hospitalized at Cooper University Hospital with "pretty serious injuries.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 25, 2016 | By Alexandra Villarreal, Staff Writer
Independence Day is still a week away, but Philly's already celebrating our country's 240th anniversary. Here are some of the ways to join in. Go 4th & Learn From scoping out the technology that made Finding Nemo (catch interactive activities before the beloved Pixar movie, 7 p.m. Monday, Franklin Square, 200 Sixth St.) to working out like Rocky on the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art (6:25 a.m. Wednesday, 2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway), this Welcome America program gives kids a chance to delve and discover at local learning centers.
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June 23, 2016 | By Emily Babay, STAFF WRITER
Police are asking for help finding two men suspected in two attacks in Center City over the weekend. Authorities on Tuesday released surveillance video of the suspects, wanted for shooting one man who had just left a Wawa and robbing and shooting at another man a few blocks away. The first incident happened at about 3:15 a.m. Saturday, police said, when the assailants approached a 26-year-old man who had just left the Wawa at Broad and Walnut Streets and asked him if he wanted to buy narcotics.
BUSINESS
June 22, 2016 | By Jonathan Takiff, Staff Writer
It's the best and most stressful of times for fireworks exhibitor Pyrotechnico, the New Castle, Pa., special effects purveyor that has been delighting viewers with big bang spectacles since 1898. For the 10-day period leading up to July Fourth, its full-time staff of 85 will swell into the multi-hundreds, as Pyrotechnico stages a staggering 650 fireworks shows coast-to-coast. Prominent among them are three really big Wawa Welcome America! shows here in Philadelphia - two at Penn's Landing, at 9:30 p.m. July 1 and 2, and then the 10 p.m. finale for the five-hour July Fourth extravaganza on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway.
NEWS
June 17, 2016 | By Steve Bohnel, Staff Writer
Eighteen volunteers holding flags featuring stars or stripes bordered the Mayor's Reception Room in City Hall Wednesday as officials outlined a week of citywide events for the Wawa Welcome America! festival. The events, which will run from June 27 to July 4, include free admission to eight city museums, movie nights in prominent public spaces, free concerts throughout the city and the Independence Day Parade, starting at 11 a.m. on July 4 at Independence Hall. (Get the full details here .)
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June 8, 2016 | By Tommy Rowan, STAFF WRITER
Police apprehended a 44-year-old man Monday night suspected of sexually assaulting a woman behind a Wawa in Northeast Philadelphia. The man dragged the 29-year-old woman into a small wooded area behind the store at 9456 State Rd. in Torresdale around 6 p.m., police said. After a brief struggle, the woman was able to break free and phone authorities, police said. The man, whose name was not immediately released, was later captured on the 9600 block of State Road. Police said the woman suffered bruises to both arms.
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