December 14, 2017
Wawa opened its first Capital City store on Thursday morning and a Philadelphia politician helped lend the ceremonial ribbon cutting a bit of authentic, local flair.
Congressman Brendan Boyle, D-13, who represents parts of Northeast Philadelphia and Montgomery County, was on hand to help the chain founded here to open its first Washington, D.C. location – a huge store at 1111 19th St. NW, just south of Dupont Circle.
Wawa, of course, has its roots in the Philadelphia area.
According to the Washington Business Journal, the 9,000-square-foot store’s “upscale” decor will cater to the business district. Patrons of a bunch of nearby college bars are sure to make use of the 24-hour location.
It will also feature outdoor seating, a popular offering at the chain's stores in Florida.
Who knows, the convenience store is just 3,000 feet from the White House, so maybe President Trump will stop in for a Shorti.
A second Wawa location is planned to open in Georgetown by the end of 2018.