Friday, November 4, 2011
A fundraiser Sunday at a local pizzeria hopes to raise money for a beloved Wawa employee to get a car.
Julie Traina has been a customer of Doylestown’s Wawa since she moved to the area 12 years ago. One associate, Cris Sterling, always stands out when Traina pops in to pick up some milk or a cup of coffee. “He’s just so sweet and kind. He’s always upbeat, happy …” she said. Still, Traina didn't know that much about Sterling until she learned about the challenges he's facing. Sterling, 53, of Doylestown, is on medication for an inoperable but non-cancerous brain tumor. He also has neck and back issues that force him to sit while working the cash register at the popular South Main Street convenience store. This week, even, Sterling missed a few days of work because he received painful cortisone shots to alleviate numbness in his legs. …
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
The lot next to Wawa is being readied for a new owner.
In case you haven’t noticed, there’s some construction going on at the south end of Doylestown. Two buildings were razed last week on a lot next to Wawa on South Main Street. Earth-moving equipment is leveling the lot and plans are underway to build a new structure for South Main Street Animal Hospital, currently located in the strip of buildings between Four Seasons Car Wash and California Tortilla. The now-empty lot below Wawa on South Main Street was home to two buildings that were also empty for the last few years. One toward the rear of the lot was home to a carpet and flooring store (previous to that, a copy center) and the small house at the front by South Main Street was formerly a small antiques shop. A few years ago, Wawa had …
Wednesday, February 2, 2011
With power outages and slick roads, residents woke up to more of winter's fierceness.
Here we go again. Only this time, instead of snow, it's ice that's causing problems for Doylestown area residents and businesses. "Snow lightning" brightened the still-dark skies early in the morning, as people were just waking up to start the day. Then, the electricity went off in many areas. At the south end of Doylestown, power ceased around 6 a.m., causing Wawa, usually open 24-7, to close its doors to customers. A call to PECO, which supplies electricity to the area, cited downed trees as the culprit for the outages. While a PECO recording estimated power being restored at about 1 p.m. today, some lucky residents got theirs back around 9:30 a.m.
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
The popular convenience store is celebrating 40 years of service to patrons.
Coffee is flowing freely today at Wawa's Store #56, on South Main Street in Doylestown. The reason? The legacy store, so named because of it was one of the earliest Wawas built, is celebrating its 40th "Wawaversary." Can you imagine a time when you couldn't pop into a Wawa and come out with a cup of steaming, hot java? Say it ain't so, but it was. Up until the mid-1970s, the popular Mid-Atlantic convenience store chain didn't offer freshly-brewed coffee to its customers. It wasn't until a store manager kept getting inquiries from his caffeine-neglected customers that someone in corporate took notice. The company now boasts it sells more than 195 million cups a year. That's a lotta joe! Wawa marked the South Main store's 40th anniversary…