August 28, 1986 |
A proposed Wawa store in Frazer would pose a competitive threat, representatives of two nearby businesses told the East Whiteland Zoning Hearing Board, but the board chairman responded that it was not the board's function to prevent competition. At its meeting Monday, the board reviewed the application of Wawa Inc. for a new building on the northwestern corner of Planebrook Road and Route 30. John Hashem, the owner of John's Pizza next to the lot, said Wawa would carry 80 percent of what his store sells, except for pizza.
May 17, 2007 |
Ronnie Braverman is excited that he'll soon be able to pick up milk at the barn- and silo-shaped drive-through grocery store that's being built at Route 352 and Paoli Pike in East Goshen, but he's used to going to the Wawa next door out of "convenience and habit. " He stops at Wawa once a day; picks up a paper, a coffee, maybe milk on the way home from work; and usually runs into someone he knows. "It's almost like a ritual," said Braverman, 40, who three years ago moved to West Chester from Broomall, where Swiss Farm Stores are better known.
February 12, 1987 |
Wawa Inc. presented preliminary land development and subdivision plans to the Middletown Township Planning Commission Tuesday night for a proposed 18,200-square-foot addition to an existing warehouse. The proposed addition would be attached to a 14,400-square-foot warehouse on the northern portion of the company's 33-acre property at Baltimore Pike and Valley Road, according to Thomas A. Laudenslager, vice president of Wawa's dairy, warehouse and distribution operations. The addition would add nine delivery bays to the existing five-bay warehouse, according to architect Robert Henderson.
April 30, 1992 |
Earlier this month, Arby's brought in sandwiches that looked like Philadelphia-style hoagies, but called them "submarines" or "subs" instead. Now, it's Wawa that may be ruffling some feathers when it comes to tradition in Philadelphia. Wawa has successfully campaigned to have the hoagie named "the official sandwich of Philadelphia. " Mayor Rendell will proclaim Wednesday, May 6, Hoagie Day. There's going to be a party and everything. Not to mention a 500-foot hoagie built by Wawa workers.
January 7, 1992 |
State police in Delaware and Pennsylvania are looking for an apologetic thief who has robbed cashiers at four Wawa food stores at knife-point on consecutive nights. In each case, police said, a middle-aged white man with a mustache and beer belly entered the store and waited for customers to leave before brandishing a knife. Each time, the man apologized to the clerk after announcing: "I'm here to rob you. " Police said the man made off with less than $100 in each robbery.
September 22, 1986 |
After spending months trying to persuade the Horsham Township Zoning Hearing Board to allow a convenience store near two township business campuses, officials of Wawa Inc. learned last week that the proposal had been denied. During a 10-minute meeting last Monday, the board voted, 2-0, to deny Wawa's application to build at Dresher and Welsh Roads, near the Horsham and Prudential business campuses. The board gave no reason for refusing the application. The board had postponed a decision on the food store Sept.
July 26, 1998 |
Determined to press forward with plans for more stores in Bucks County, the Wawa convenience-store chain has appealed the decisions of two boards of supervisors to deny or restrict approval of proposed new sites. In the Plumstead Township case, which Wawa appealed to Bucks County Court July 15, the principal issues are access and hours. In the Warrington case, appealed July 9, traffic and historic preservation are major concerns for its board. Wawa contends that both townships applied local zoning ordinances unfairly.
October 31, 2012 |
For a convenience-store chain that takes the postal-carrier mantra to the retailing extreme - on the job in any weather, plus holidays - what happened to Wawa in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy can be called a crisis of unprecedented scope. Nearly a third of Wawa's 601 stores - 194 in all - were without power Tuesday, most of them closed and in areas most affected by hobbled utility systems in New Jersey, Southeastern Pennsylvania, and Delaware. While Wawa was not alone in its struggle - Giant Food Stores said 33 of its supermarkets in the Philadelphia suburbs and as far west as Reading were open but subsisting on generators and ice-packed trucks in parking lots - Wawa's troubles were acutely startling.
May 17, 1989 |
Delinquent taxes will have to be paid on property at Tuckahoe Road and Route 322 before a developer can build a Wawa food market at the site. The Monroe Township Planning Board on Thursday approved a major site-plan application for the construction of a Wawa but included among its stipulations that back taxes of about $23,000 must be paid before construction could start. Paul Bennett of Medford Lakes said he would "apparently" be the one to pay the taxes on the property he plans to purchase from Albert Juliano.
April 18, 2013 |
A meeting of the Conshohocken Borough Council erupted in applause Wednesday night after the council voted, 6-1, against a zoning amendment that would have allowed a Wawa store and service station on Fayette Street. Wawa requested the amendment to allow a convenience store and 10-pump station in an area zoned for residential and office uses. The company can push forward, but will now have to argue before the zoning board. The proposal generated heated debate over the last few months, with community groups forming to lobby for and against the store.