Monday, February 25, 2008

Wawa line chaning?

In our travels throughout the state (and some of the hits to this blog have revolved around this), people wonder why there are no Wawas in Northern New Jersey. Well, the short answer is that there were (I think). It is hard to find on the web, many a search has resulted in message boards with people debating that there used to be one near the Meadowlands and another one in NE NJ. The most referenced reason for Wawas not being in Northern NJ (at least explanations on the web with no citing) was that: 1) They couldn't compete with 7-11 and Quick Check. 2) One of the reasons some people have wrote or said this is that it is because, they don't sell porrnography or lottery tickets (due to Wawas' Quaker roots). I don't know if the Northern NJ market is more apt to buy lottery tickets or porrnography compared to Southern NJ, but the reasons are unclear and Wawa is not very open to press inquiries. Well, there are rumors that White Twp. in Warren County is talking about building a Super Wawa(a Wawa with a gas station). These huge Wawas seem to be clubbing competition in other ares of the Mid-Atlantic. This would be the furthest north Wawa in the State (and would drastically alter our "Wawa Line". Well, White Twp., being in the Lehigh Valley Metro Area, is a safe bet for Wawa with its home base in the state of Pennsylvania. Let's watch and see if this represents a pattern (I hope so - I'm in Hoboken - no Wawas in sight)!

Here is the map of the furthest north Wawas in the state up until this posting.


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2 comments:

debbie said...

Just found your blog today via the Star-Ledger article. I am here in Phillipsburg and we are getting a WaWa here right next to a 7-11. Just thought I would let you know...

Mr Blogger said...

Up Route 280 there seems to be a Super WAWA going up near exit 1 or 2
Will it be done?Who knows.