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Not since the close of their world famous diner has Lima, Pa received this bad of news. The Wawa Store on Baltimore Pike and Rt. 452 will be closing its doors for good tomorrow after 32 years of appreciated service. If you're around, they'll be serving free coffee to mark this historical event. You can read the formal statement below, but it seems the store has decided to go in a different direction. Truthfully, I have been quite fond of this this store, as I grew up with this Wawa for most of the years it was open. When I was old enough to drive, my Father would happily send me out to this store when my Mother realized we were out of milk and eggs. With a new drivers license back then, I never minded getting out of the house for what seemed like a nightly trip.
One thing people don't know about this store was that it was the last Wawa to have a grill. I'm not a Wawa historian, but this was always pointed out to me when I was younger and I have no idea why I remembered that. The cheesesteaks were one thing, but the breakfast sandwiches made-to-order had to be a good reason why people liked this store so much. The grill has long since been gone, but one thing that always remained was that you were almost always guaranteed to bump into someone you knew here– at any hour. It was just that kind of store and I can tell it'll be greatly missed.