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Old 12-05-2018, 04:38 PM
 
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I will say with the growth and expansion of WAWA they pay their employees ok. Not spectacular as it is hard to find good paying work in the slave driven Commonwealth but overall decent.
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Old 12-05-2018, 04:50 PM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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I'd feel sad about the wing place, but they're the one who decided to sell. While I hate to see grand, old, homes razed, if no one is trying to save them, they're as good as gone when the first decent offer comes along.
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Old 12-06-2018, 07:03 AM
 
Location: North by Northwest
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I will say with the growth and expansion of WAWA they pay their employees ok. Not spectacular as it is hard to find good paying work in the slave driven Commonwealth but overall decent.
IIRC, they give all employees the option of owning equity in the company. That’s unusual (in a good way).
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Old 12-06-2018, 08:17 AM
 
Location: Germantown, Philadelphia
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IIRC, they give all employees the option of owning equity in the company. That’s unusual (in a good way).
Few turn it down, and a good number of Wawa employees have used company stock to finance their retirements.

I think the employees own about 60 percent of Wawa Inc. The Wood family owns the rest.
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Old 12-13-2018, 07:43 AM
 
Location: The Left Toast
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.....& there goes the neighborhood.

Inside the largest Wawa in the history of the universe, opening near Independence Hall Friday

Really though, another one? How many does once city need?
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Old 12-13-2018, 08:13 AM
 
Location: New York City
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.....& there goes the neighborhood.

Inside the largest Wawa in the history of the universe, opening near Independence Hall Friday

Really though, another one? How many does once city need?
And they are locating to what could be prominent corners. I just hope this one doesn't turn into the disaster at Broad and Walnut.
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Old 12-13-2018, 10:48 AM
 
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Okay, I'm just going to say it, even though it may be an unpopular opinion. I don't think Wawa should be in Center City at all. (And I LOVE Wawa.) It's a suburban store whose business model is much more geared towards successfully meeting the needs of suburbanites. Independent delis and bodegas are the things of city life, and they should be given the ability to continue to thrive rather than having to compete with a chain as large as Wawa. Smaller moms and pops will (likely) not be able to compete on price, because the larger a company and its orders are, the more economies of scale come into play. If a local mom and pop had to fold because of Wawa, that would be a damn shame.


Years ago, Wawa started a massive overhaul of all their buildings, inside and out, and added gas stations where possible. The gas stations, parking lots, and double door entrances are what make Wawa, Wawa. And those things only work in the burbs.
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Old 12-13-2018, 11:06 AM
 
Location: New York City
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Okay, I'm just going to say it, even though it may be an unpopular opinion. I don't think Wawa should be in Center City at all. (And I LOVE Wawa.) It's a suburban store whose business model is much more geared towards successfully meeting the needs of suburbanites. Independent delis and bodegas are the things of city life, and they should be given the ability to continue to thrive rather than having to compete with a chain as large as Wawa. Smaller moms and pops will (likely) not be able to compete on price, because the larger a company and its orders are, the more economies of scale come into play. If a local mom and pop had to fold because of Wawa, that would be a damn shame.


Years ago, Wawa started a massive overhaul of all their buildings, inside and out, and added gas stations where possible. The gas stations, parking lots, and double door entrances are what make Wawa, Wawa. And those things only work in the burbs.
I don't see a problem with a Wawa here and there in a city the size of Philadelphia, but the proliferation of Wawas throughout CC is too much, because, yes it takes away from markets and delis, and it attracts a lot of vagrants, much moreso than a little market would.
Also, its Wawa... great convenience store, but they should not be opening on every prominent corner in Center City, that should be saved for retailers or actual restaurants. There are too many Wawas, banks and cell phone stores ruining what should be top notch retailers along Walnut, Chestnut and Broad.
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Old 12-13-2018, 02:50 PM
 
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I don't see a problem with a Wawa here and there in a city the size of Philadelphia, but the proliferation of Wawas throughout CC is too much, because, yes it takes away from markets and delis, and it attracts a lot of vagrants, much moreso than a little market would.
Also, its Wawa... great convenience store, but they should not be opening on every prominent corner in Center City, that should be saved for retailers or actual restaurants. There are too many Wawas, banks and cell phone stores ruining what should be top notch retailers along Walnut, Chestnut and Broad.
I blame the people going into these places. They're opening because people go to them. You will never see me in Wawa or one of these Apple Store look alikes (Verizon, AT&T, even Sprint!).
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Old 12-13-2018, 03:19 PM
 
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.....& there goes the neighborhood.

Inside the largest Wawa in the history of the universe, opening near Independence Hall Friday

Really though, another one? How many does once city need?
We went from very few city Wawas to this. Sigh...

In the mean time one of my favorite independent gayborhood eateries, More Than Just Ice Cream, closed a month ago.

Tourists will go to it, of course, just like they will continue to go to Pat's and Geno's.

If I felt like being outraged right now, the fact that's it's across 6th St from Independence Hall, should make me want to scream. But, hell, the Bourse is a block away. And it turned out really well. PJ Clarke's, Red Oak Tavern and Independence Beer Garden, in summer, more than makes up for the monstrosity that Wawa has become.
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