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Old 11-23-2018, 04:11 PM
 
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“You don’t what you’ve got till it’s gone” Never used their gas but now living in Tucson and miss Wawa a bunch.Don’t get me wrong- there are plusses out here: clean air,open space,climate,etc. but the local chain-Circle K-is brutal in comparison. (Wawa could run “circles” around them.)Late at night I just Jones for a jalapeño cheese stuffed soft pretzel.
This thread seems to have brought out posts from ex-Philadelphians which certainly shows how attached folks can be to Philly things. Nice to see.
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Old 11-26-2018, 08:40 AM
 
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Their gasoline is absolute horse crap! At best, I can only get 6 days out of a full tank. With Sunoco and Royal Farms, I can get 2 weeks to 2.5 weeks out of a tank.
If you understood how engines work, you'd appreciate that your post is nonsensical.
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Old 11-26-2018, 09:54 AM
 
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Their gasoline is absolute horse crap! At best, I can only get 6 days out of a full tank. With Sunoco and Royal Farms, I can get 2 weeks to 2.5 weeks out of a tank. Wawa gas is cheap for a reason.

As for your other points, I tend to agree.
The big name brands have cleaning agents in the gas. I myself choose them. Only occasionally get the others. I also found a bit more sensing a bit more kick in octane.... especially my previous car with higher milage.

But of all things to get impressed of in Philly. Wawa love ..... I find a bit comical. Turkey Hills have my areas in more Central PA's majority of convenient stores. Most basic ones..... especially in the small cities that have plenty. A few Sheetz at intersections outside of cities. More on line with Wawa's. Impressive at first..... but even simple Turkey Hill's at the same intersections ..... keep ther niche of business. Good milk too.

I just find it hard to believe a Center City Philly, or nearby area new Wawa .... is a item to snatch and go-to destination. Being open 24 hrs maybe late. But when I visit a major Midwest big city. They ALL have Liquor and beer varieties ..... as their main department . Just looking over all the different artwork on cans I never saw before was interesting. But easy liquor and beer ..... now that's convenience. Even Drug stores. Maybe too convenient
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Old 11-26-2018, 10:35 AM
 
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Do a search on the main NJ board. I think a handful of WaWas were opened in the southern part of North Jersey. Apparently, they feel that they're better off going south. It's just nonsensical that they skipped from VA to FL. I could see them skipping SC & GA.

I don't know this to be true, it's just a guess, but I think there's a good chance that Wawa chose Florida because of the sheer number of SEPA transplants there.
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Old 11-26-2018, 11:38 AM
 
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I don't know this to be true, it's just a guess, but I think there's a good chance that Wawa chose Florida because of the sheer number of SEPA transplants there.
You may be right. I know, have known, people from PA and NJ who retired there.
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Old 11-26-2018, 12:15 PM
 
Location: Germantown, Philadelphia
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But when I visit a major Midwest big city. They ALL have Liquor and beer varieties ..... as their main department . Just looking over all the different artwork on cans I never saw before was interesting. But easy liquor and beer ..... now that's convenience. Even Drug stores. Maybe too convenient
The whole purpose of the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board's retail monopoly was to keep it from being "too convenient" to buy booze in this state. The Governor at the time Prohibition ended was a Prohibitionist, and that sentiment still ran strong in the rural parts of the state.

It's not as strong now as then, but what's really changed is that the urban parts of the state have become more urban, and their residents would like the same type of convenience residents of neighboring states enjoy.
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Old 11-26-2018, 06:47 PM
 
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The whole purpose of the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board's retail monopoly was to keep it from being "too convenient" to buy booze in this state. The Governor at the time Prohibition ended was a Prohibitionist, and that sentiment still ran strong in the rural parts of the state.

It's not as strong now as then, but what's really changed is that the urban parts of the state have become more urban, and their residents would like the same type of convenience residents of neighboring states enjoy.
The state makes money off it today. Most beer distributors are small-time operators by me. The very few grocery stores that sell it. I don't think do real well. Just on trips and vacations. You find the easy access .... without needing to look up locations. You can get use too.

I like the craft beer joints that popped up by me. Independent operators making their own in a small café/pub setting. I'm going to give buying a refillable tap they offer for take-outs. The BYOB thing snot common here. Then you have the Volunteer Fire hoses that have bars as clubs. Pay no taxes and allowed some limited gambling to pay for themselves as fire-hoses. Common in small communities thru Central PA. Or should I say in Pennsyltucky..... Heck I can get a mug on-tap for $1.25 ..... The brew-houses are more of course and most regular bars will be too.

Went more when I had more days off and weekends especially. Not much now. More blue-collar but a mix and Conservative mostly. But rarely it gets political. They know I'm more Liberal. The one nearest to me, the former Democrat mayor i went to school with volunteers as running much of the show, with a board of Directors. I'm really not a big drinker. When young I rarely did.

I can see Philly might not want to allow booze sales in Wawa's in Philly. But other major city's do so ..... Some Sheetz do. But I never was in one that did.
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Old 11-27-2018, 12:52 AM
 
Location: SW Florida
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Avalon8, who said that, lives in Florida! Lol. He or she already left the Phila. area.
Yeah, he (or she) took it literally when I said if you don't appreciate Wawa, move out of the area. Of course I meant, "and THEN you'll appreciate it, when you don't have it anymore."

Like I said, I'm thrilled they're now in Florida, but they're still not as good as the ones at home.
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Old 11-27-2018, 02:48 AM
 
Location: Germantown, Philadelphia
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I can see Philly might not want to allow booze sales in Wawa's in Philly. But other major city's do so ..... Some Sheetz do. But I never was in one that did.
There are several independent C-stores in and near Center City that have extensive selections of craft beer. In fact, one of them, the Foodery, is now patronized mainly for its beer, and its snacks are an afterthought; that store opened a second, even more beer-oriented emporium on Ridge Avenue in Roxborough and a third hybrid cafe/beer store on Sansom Street in the 1700 block.

VIP Market in the 1300 block of Walnut, the Pac a Deli on 12th below Market, Stop 1 at 8th and Bainbridge and another store on Pine around 18th whose name escapes me also carry a lot of craft beer. The first one also has a by-the-pound buffet.
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Old 11-27-2018, 07:12 AM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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Not to get off track with the PA LCB, my local Acme sells beer, and wine, as does my local Wegmans. From the looks of the lines at the check out is adding a lot to their bottom lines so I see this trend continuing. I know the traditional beer distributors, HATE the competition which they never had before. The four, or five other states in which I lived around the U.S., ALL had convenience store beer sales. "Also, they all had private "warehouse type" places where you could get beer, wine, and liquor in one stop, AND at competitive prices. PA is an anomaly with alcohol sales.
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