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July 22, 2015

Wawa beer vote delayed

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Wawa Thom Carroll/PhillyVoice

Wawa, located at 912 Walnut St.

The suspense continues on the question of whether Wawa will be able to sell beer.

Concord Township officials who were going to vote on Tuesday on whether to approve plans to allow a Wawa in their town to sell six-packs decided to delay the vote until Aug. 4, the Delaware County Daily Times reported.

Officials from the town's Board of Supervisors did not give a reason for why the vote was delayed.

Wawa currently only sells alcohol in its Florida and Virginia stores. It hasn't sold beer in Pennsylvania since 2003, when a Wawa near the University of Pennsylvania campus lost its liquor license for selling to underage drinkers.

However, if one store is allowed to sell beer, more could follow. Grocery stores like Wegmans and Acme and competing convenience stores like Sheetz have already jumped on the beer-selling trend.

Even if Concord officials had voted, the state would also have to approve the application.

After that, the store would have to build a separate restaurant area with seating for at least 30 in order to be allowed to sell beer. Customers could buy a maximum of two six-packs at time.