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Popular convenience store shutting in days after 45 years – as shoppers are met with note on door about abrupt closure

A LONG-STANDING convenience store is closing in just days after 45 years of operation.

Shoppers at the local Wawa were alerted of the news with a sign on the door.

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Wawa customers were informed of the impending closure with a notice on the door[/caption]

The Wawa in the Port Richmond neighborhood in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania is set to close this week, per Biz Journals.

Located at 3230 Richmond Street, the popular convenience store has been open for 45 years.

The store’s last day of operation is tomorrow, July 9.

Local shoppers were alerted to the abrupt closure with a notice on the door.

The Port Richmond shuttering is the eighth Wawa closure in Philadelphia in recent years.

Wawa has around 50 other locations in Philadelphia.

States with Wawa

Wawa is located in seven US states and territories:

  • New Jersey: 288
  • Florida: 280
  • Pennsylvania: 253
  • Virginia: 110
  • Maryland: 65
  • Delaware: 49
  • District of Columbia: 5

Source: ScrapeHero

INCONVENIENTLY CLOSED

Another popular convenience store is under the chopping block.

7-Eleven has plans to shutter 272 US locations this year, per CBS News.

The specific locations and closure dates have yet to be disclosed.

Fans were disappointed about the impending closures.


“7-Eleven closing 270+ stores? We’re doomed,” wrote one fan on X.

Last year, the popular convenience chain closed 184 locations nationwide.

If the closures proceed as planned, 7-Eleven will close 88 more stores than last year.

Despite the closures, the chain also intends to open over 270 new locations this year, per MSN.

MORE CLOSURES

Amid fears of a retail apocalypse, popular convenience store and pharmacy Walgreens is not safe from the wave of closures across the US.

Up to 25% of its roughly 8,600 US locations will be closed, Walgreens CEO Tim Wentworth told The Wall Street Journal.

“We recognize where we are is a turnaround,” said Wentworth.

“We recognize that we need to be focused on what are the parts of the business that we believe are contributing and have a future, and some of those need to change,” he added.

Some of the Walgreens that have already permanently closed include:

  • 606 Walnut St, Des Moines, IA 50309
  • 124 E Main St, Newark, DE 19711
  • 3301 Lancaster Pike, Wilmington, DE 19805
  • 4201 Concord Pike, Wilmington, DE 19803
  • 32979 Coastal Hwy, Bethany Beach, DE 19930
  • 842 E Main St, Danville, IL 61832
  • 210 E Barnett Rd, Medford, OR 97501
  • 1900 Maryland Ave, Wilmington, DE 19805
  • 5602 Pacific Ave, Tacoma, WA 98408
  • 1805 N Brady St, Davenport, IA 52803
  • 4220 Missouri Flat Rd, Placerville, CA 95667
  • 840 El Camino Ave, Sacramento, CA 95815
  • 1400 N Grand Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63106
  • 14048 Woodward Ave, Highland Park, MI
  • 25 Peachtree St, Atlanta, GA 30303
  • 4121 Hoover Ave, Dayton, OH 45402
  • 6199 Sunrise Blvd, Citrus Heights, CA 95610
  • 78 Main St, Westfield, MA 01085
  • 918 Riverview Dr, Kalamazoo, MI 49048

Five Maine Walgreens are also set to close soon, per local ABC affiliate WMTW:

  • 123 Main Street, Fairfield, ME 04937
  • 35 Park St, Milo, ME 04463
  • 713 Congress St, Portland, ME 04102
  • 461 Main St, Saco, ME 04072
  • 233 US-1, Scarborough, ME 04074

In related news, another popular pharmacy announced four additional closures after more than 200 others.

Plus, a popular clothing store closed all its locations after 70 years.

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