They Love Delco, Wawa and ‘Mare of Easttown’ So They Stood in Line for All 3

David Bjorkgren
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This time, there was more going on than free coffee.

The opening of the new Wawa at Baltimore Pike and Oak Ave. was akin to an Oscar moment, with hundreds lining up for the “Mare of Easttown”-fueled experience, writes Stephanie Farr for The Philadelphia Inquirer.

Wawa, Delco and “Mare of Easttown” have become intricately intertwined since the series premiered.


Wawa chef Farley Kaiser, left, helps Chester County Detective Christine Bleiler, make a “Mare of Easttown” Spicy Cheesesteak. Image via Stephanie Farr, The Philadelphia Inquirer.

That was apparent Thursday morning when Wawa declared the new store opening part of “Mare of Easttown” day.

Providing authenticity at the opening was “Mare” actress Kassie Mundhenk, Tom Ingelsby, father of show creator Brad Ingelsby; and Chester County Detective Christine Bleiler, Kate Winslet’s local contact for character advice and inspiration.

Kathleen Martin, 63, of Drexel Hill, was first in line at 5:30 a.m.

 “I love Mare of Easttown! I love Wawa! And I love free t-shirts!” Martin said. “Plus, I get up at 4 in the morning. What else am I gonna do?”

She also was one of the first to try Wawa’s Mare of Easttown Spicy Cheesesteak, giving it two thumbs up.

Read more at The Philadelphia Inquirer about this “Mare of Easttown-themed” grand opening of a new Wawa at Baltimore Pike and Oak Avenue in Upper Darby.

Check out the incredibly long line this morning to get into the new Upper Darby Wawa.

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