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by Prince Of Petworth December 14, 2017 at 9:25 am 0


1111 19th Street, NW pre-opening photo by Grant.

May 17th 2017: We first posted scuttlebutt that Wawa was finally coming to D.C. December 14th 2017: The day of glory has come.


Photo by Kim Cooper

Operatives on the ground tell me – free coffee for the first 3 days and special gifts for police officers and firefighters.

And just how excited are folks:

“Some interesting details from my coworker who got in line at 7am to be one of the first 100 people to get a $50 wawa gift cards:

-People broke into wawa chants
-People broke into Eagles chants
-There was a NYE style countdown for the 8am opening
-The staff lined up in a receiving line to high-five all the guests as they came in the store
-There is a string quartet inside wawa
-At 10am, the police and firefighters will have a contest to see who makes the best hoagie.”

The line to get in at 8am:


Photo by Brandon Morris

Inside after the jump. (more…)

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:

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