I am pleased to see that Wawa is coming to our area ("Wawa store and Little Giant Brewery OK'd by Council," Herald, June 13).
A convenience store chain that consistently ranks high in customer satisfaction, Wawa contributes to community value by building aesthetically pleasing outlets.
This stands in sharp contrast to 7-Eleven's stores whose garish green, orange and yellow striping and characterless architecture basically amount to advertising by eyesore.
Having contested proposed 7-Eleven developments elsewhere, I know that the company will provide upgraded facilities if governing authorities insist on them. Unfortunately, out of fear of being labeled anti-business for putting up perceived stumbling blocks, local officials often do not require these higher standards.
To Wawa's credit, they build quality stores to begin with.
Rabbi Jonathan R. Katz, Temple Beth IsraelLongboat Key