Another Philadelphia Wawa has closed its doors.
Headhouse Square is the most recent location, which is located in Society Hill. This wealthy neighborhood extends northward from South Street, a tourist area.
Howard Wool, a resident of Society Hill Civic Association, said: "It is shocking." This is a lovely neighborhood. "They have nice people in this neighborhood, but it could happen anywhere."
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Fox 29 reported the story
Two separate robberies with strong-armed weapons were reported at the TD Bank, which is located next to Wawa. CVS, located across from Wawa, announced its closure last year.
Wawa stated in a press release that it
"Continually conduct thorough and comprehensive evaluations of the business performance and operational challenges in all stores."
Dayna Sacharov, a neighbor, said: "There are a lot of homeless people but it is not like that. It's the same as the kids riding bikes and late-night people. They steal things from there. They hired a security officer."
I think they don't care about this district. The Philadelphia Police are no longer concerned about the situation. It is out of hand. This neighborhood is exclusive. The people who live in this area are robbed because they see the rich. Wool said, "It's bad for business."
Philadelphia and Society Hill in particular lean far left. They have consistently helped elect Democratic Leaders who are at odds with police officers instead of supporting them.
The Wawa in Center City Philadelphia has now joined a long list of businesses and locations that have shut down shop amid a crime surge that has been sweeping U.S. Cities following Covid lockdowns, and George Floyd-related protests.
Remember back to October
Wawa is closing two other stores in Philadelphia.
We are sorry that we cannot be with our neighbors and friends at these two stores, but we will continue to serve them from other nearby locations and we remain committed to the region. The chain stated last year that Philadelphia will always be its hometown.
Both the locations at 12th and Market and 19th and Market have closed in Philadelphia.
Wawa spokesperson Lori Bruce stated at the time that despite reducing hours and investing additional operational measures, ongoing safety and security issues and business factors made it difficult to continue operating in these two locations.