With Opening of New Upper Darby Store, ‘Mare’ and Wawa Meet, Sort of

David Bjorkgren

Wawa’s going all “Mare of Easttown” this morning with the grand opening of its newest store at 418 W. Baltimore Pike in Upper Darby, writes Stephanie Farr for The Philadelphia Inquirer.

Here’s the lineup: Doors open at 8 a.m. Free coffee and a Wawa/Delco T-shirt goes to the first 100 customers.

At 8:45 a.m., Chester County Detective Christine Bleiler, technical advisor for the show, will build the first “Mare of Easttown” spicy cheesesteak.

Detective Bleiler’s cheesesteak launch officially it available June 10 to June 17  for ordering and consuming at Wawa’s 42 Delaware County stores.

There will be a 9 a.m. ribbon cutting, followed by Upper Darby police and firefighters competing in a hoagie-making contest.  Each receives $1,000 for the charity of their choice.

Wawa is also donating $10,000 to the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

Wawa wasn’t a character in “Mare of Easttown, not exactly. But its presence was felt, in the coffee and hoagies consumed by the show’s characters.  It also received a heap of compliments from the “Mare” crew and cast.

Winslet described Wawa as a “mythical place” that “was the heart of Delco.”

Read more at The Philadelphia Inquirer about Wawa’s cheesesteak tribute to “Mare of Easttown.”