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    Wawa Coming to Northeast Philadelphia Airport

    Location will be chain's first on airport grounds.

    PHILADELPHIA -- Wawa Inc. will open a convenience store on the grounds of the Northeast Philadelphia Airport, the Pennsylvania-based store chain said in a report in the Philadelphia Business Journal.

    The store will be the first Wawa located on airport grounds. The airport is owned by the city of Philadelphia.

    "We are thrilled to be located on airport property and look forward to serving not only the local residents but also the opportunity to serve the customers and employees of the Philadelphia Northeast Airport," said Howard Stoeckel, CEO of Wawa, in the report.

    The store is also a new design prototype of 5,700 square feet, more than double the size of many of the chain's stores. The store will have a deli, bakery and retail gasoline sales, and will feature Blink technology for contactless credit-card transactions.

    About 60 employees will work at the store.

    It will be Wawa's 41st store in Philadelphia and the second of three stores to open in the city this summer.

    Wawa, a privately held company based in Wawa, Delaware County, has more than 500 stores in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland and Virginia.

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