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by Prince Of Petworth November 14, 2017 at 1:30 pm 0


1111 19th Street, NW

After every single Wawa post, and there have been a lot, someone always asks what’s the big deal about Wawa? Well, Food & Wine to the rescue:

“The food is actually really good.

The breakfast is strangely addictive.

The coffee can be spectacular.

The junk food game is exceptionally tight.

Which brings us to the deals. It seems like they’re always doing big discounts on something, somewhere. Hoagiefest is perhaps Wawa’s biggest sale of the year, with a slew of its 10-inch sandwiches on sale for just $4.99.

You can eat healthy, too.”

Read Food & Wine’s full report here and standby for D.C.’s first location opening on 19th Street December 15th! And after that they’ll be everywhere.

by Prince Of Petworth September 28, 2017 at 10:25 am 0


15th and P Street, NW

Thanks to all who passed on the news from the Washington Business Journal:

“Details on the new restaurant are scarce; we’ve reached out to a representative for Phillips and will update this post when we hear back. But the Baltimore-based seafood chain opened 10 Tavern in Chinatown earlier this year, taking part of the former Redline sports bar space.”

Back in June we learned that Tortilla Coast has closed at the prime corner of 15th and P St, NW. Chris told us a Wawa was coming. Alas, something from Phillips Seafood it is. Good news or bad news?


RIP the Phillips’ Flagship formerly at 900 Water Street, SW

by Prince Of Petworth September 6, 2017 at 11:25 am 0


Photo by Christina

Update: December 15th

Thanks to Craig for sending. And it looks like they’ll have t-shirts for anyone who works nearby! Ed. Note: If you do work nearby, please snag me a medium and I’ll swap you a PoPville t-shirt for it!

Back in June we learned the 19th Street store would be the first Wawa to open in D.C. in “December 2017”. You can see some renderings here. Then they’ll be everywhere.

by Prince Of Petworth August 17, 2017 at 9:30 am 0


1111 19th Street, NW

Jason reports:

“It looks like Wawa-related construction (Near 19th and L) has started with Pepco workers doing utility work in front of the future store location. Permit notices are on the window, too. Looks like a potential mid to late fall opening?”

Back in June we learned the 19th Street store would be the first Wawa to open in D.C. in “December 2017”. You can see some renderings here. Stay Tuned.

by Prince Of Petworth June 15, 2017 at 11:00 am 26 Comments


Old Ralph Lauren Rugby at 1065 Wisconsin Ave, NW closed in 2013

Look, I understand Wawa is no Royal Farms but make no mistake, they have many fans for a reason. So, when my sources deep in Hoagie-ville have info to share, share I must. There is no question that a Wawa is coming to Georgetown (and many other neighborhoods), the question is where in Georgetown? At first I (and others) thought they were taking over the Restoration Hardware space at 1222 Wisconsin Ave, NW. Alas, other sources deep in the world of footwear tell me that, that space is now possibly becoming a Foot Locker. Another independent source in Hoagie-ville tells me that the old Rugby space across from the Paul Bakery (pictured above) will be home to the Wawa. Of course another source says that, that space will become a South Moon Under clothing store. So who the hell knows really? All I can say is STAY TUNED.

by Prince Of Petworth June 14, 2017 at 10:30 am 28 Comments

At the risk of Wawa fatigue allow me one more because I got a million messages last night including this particularly good one from Petworth ANC Rep Amy Hemingway:

“As a WaWa loyalist and Petworth ANC commissioner on the lookout for economic development opportunities and more grab n’ go food options, I attended tonight’s WaWa event at the Newseum. Growth plan is ambitious and exciting. 30-50 stores in the pipeline once they get beyond their 5-year targets. While I am eager to see how the fancy flagship does at 1111 19th Street, NW, I’m more eager to follow their plans beyond the immediate growth areas. According to John Poplawski, WaWa’s Sr. Director of Site Acquisition & Development, two site selection factors are density and pedestrian traffic all day long. Metro stops are ideal. Let’s start a movement to prioritize the Georgia Ave-Petworth station area!

And thanks to Amy for including renderings of the 19th Street spot:

by Prince Of Petworth June 13, 2017 at 3:30 pm 47 Comments


1222 Wisconsin Ave, NW via google maps

In your best Oprah voice: You’re getting a Wawa, you’re getting a Wawa, you’re getting a Wawa and now the final reveal (that I have) Georgetown is getting a Wawa! This is from the same solid source who told us about the Chinatown and Logan Circle locations.

The Georgetown Metropolitan also heard the Restoration Hardware on Wisconsin would be a Wawa and concludes:

“It’s hard to call this anything but a regression for the neighborhood. Specifically a regression to the early 90s when this corner was occupied by a fast food restaurant…

First the 7-11. Now this. What do you call the opposite of gentrification?”

by Prince Of Petworth June 13, 2017 at 11:15 am 19 Comments


7th Street, NW just north of H

When it rains scuttlebutt it pours scuttlebutt! Another source with an incredibly high percentage of being right tells me that one of DC’s Wawa is coming to the space between Fado and Starbucks in Chinatown. S/He also confirms that one is coming to the former Tortilla Coast space in Logan Circle. They will join the one coming to 19th Street in the former City Sports space. And I got one more for ya too – STAY TUNED.

by Prince Of Petworth May 18, 2017 at 4:00 pm 15 Comments


1111 19th Street, NW

City Sports closed back in December 2015. And now it is the future home to DC’s first Wawa!! Yesterday when we first broke news of a coming Wawa some commenters wrote that it’d be coming to the former City Sports on 19th Street. And now that appears accurate after DCist got word from their own tipster:

“One Wawa will be located downtown at 1111 19th Street NW, per a tipster who asked to remain anonymous but was able to provide documentation confirming the address. It will be a “comprised deli kiosk setup,” according to the tipster.”

STAY TUNED.

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