Wawa CEO Reveals Plans for Center City Stores

Wawa CEO reveals plans for shuttered Center City stores, including launch of a tech hub

Wawa plans to open a technology hub at the site of one of its recently shuttered Center City locations, CEO Chris Gheysens said Friday.

Gheysens made the announcement during a panel discussion at the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia’s 2023 Economic Outlook event. He told the Business Journal that the Delaware County convenience store chain’s space at 19th and Market streets, which shuttered last fall, will potentially serve as a venue to bring startups together in a “Wawa real-life environment” to provide tech solutions for the company. 

He said the details of the technology hub are still in the works.

The hub could also provide training for young workers to help meet the growing demand for tech talent in the region, Gheysens added. It could be Wawa-specific, or could serve as a more regional, multi-partner venue.

*Article courtesy of Philadelphia Business Journal

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