Wawa seeks permit for massive store near Independence Hall
Wawa's lease at the Public Ledger building at Sixth and Chestnut Streets in Philadelphia covers more than 7,600 square feet.
Wawa's planned convenience store at the Public Ledger building near Independence Hall may be its biggest location yet in Center City, according to documents filed as part of its building permit application for the site.
The Media-based chain's lease at the historic high rise covers more than 7,600 square feet on its ground floor at the corner of Sixth and Chestnut Streets, according to the documents posted to the website of the Philadelphia Historical Commission.
That's bigger than the 7,000-square-foot location at 1900 Market St., which was billed as the biggest in the city center when it opened about a year ago.
The Historical Commission's Architectural Committee is scheduled to review plans for a "Wawa" marquee over the Public Ledger building store's main entrance on Chestnut Street and other signs, according to an email Tuesday from the city agency.
Wawa Inc. did not immediately respond to emailed questions about the permit application documents. A company spokeswoman confirmed last month that the Public Ledger building was a possible location for a future store but declined to confirm specific plans.
The 90-year-old Georgian Revival-style building, formerly publishing offices, was acquired in 2015 by Carlyle Development Group of Purchase, N.Y. Carlyle chief executive Abdi Mahamedi had no immediate comment Tuesday concerning the Wawa lease.