After a 52-year run, Wawa's first store in Delaware County is closing.
The long-planned closing becomes official Friday, when Store No. 1, on MacDade Boulevard in the Folsom section of Ridley Township, shuts its doors.
"I hate to see the other one close but its progress," William Wasson told the Delaware County Daily Times at a Thursday preview for the new expanded store at Kedron Avenue and MacDade Boulevard. The super Wawa officially opens Friday.
The newspaper described Wawa's newest location as a blend of old and new:
"The relocated store has French clay tile, bringing warmth to the kitchen area; aqua glass tile, giving the cold box area a feeling of fluency; and new wood paneling, bringing warmth and a feeling of freshness and quality to the kitchen area. There are more digital screens showing off food products, a community board where people can post photos and videos, a selfie station sits outside with the original iconic pole sign from 1964."
A ceremony including a parade and hoagie-making contest is planned to mark the move, NBC Philadelphia reported.