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December 01, 2016

Free coffee Friday during grand opening of Philly's newest Wawa

Wawa is only days away from opening its latest Center City store, and the company is celebrating with coffee on the house.

The new store will open at 19th and Market streets at 8 a.m. Friday, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony planned for 10 a.m. Lori Bruce, a Wawa spokesperson, said there will be free any-size coffee throughout the entire day at the store.

The new Wawa will be Center City's seventh and the largest urban store for the company. It will feature close to 7,000 square feet of space, LED lights, digital display monitors, interior bar sitting and charging ports.

The "grand celebration" will bring out Mayor Jim Kenney, Wawa officials,  Eagles cheerleaders and others. The company will also have a "Hoagies for Heroes" faceoff between the Philadelphia police and fire departments. Proceeds will benefit the winner's chosen charity. 

Wawa will also present a $75,000 grant to Philabundance as part of the celebration.

The new store at 19th and Market streets is the second Wawa to open in the area in a little more than a year. The Wawa at Broad and Walnut streets opened September 2015.