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Old 04-25-2014, 05:31 PM   #1
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In a press release posted on their website, grocery store to the stars Wegmans announced that they have plans to "build two stores in the suburbs of Richmond, Virginia"-one in Midlothian and one in Short Pump.

Over the years, we have had countless requests to open a Wegmans store in the Richmond area, so we are delighted to finally announce that we're headed there," says Ralph Uttaro, Wegmans senior vice president of real estate. "We look forward to the day when we can welcome customers to our stores and deliver on our promise of incredible customer service, the best ingredients, restaurant-quality prepared foods, and consistent low prices.

The Midlothian store will anchor the yet-to-be-developed Stonehenge Village Shopping Center. The Short Pump store will be located in the West Broad Marketplace near Gayton Road.

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Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. confirmed that the family-owned supermarket chain plans to build two stores in the suburbs of Richmond, Virginia. The stores will be similar in size and design to Wegmans' current Virginia stores, which range in size from 120,000 to 140,000 sq. ft.

"Over the years, we have had countless requests to open a Wegmans store in the Richmond area, so we are delighted to finally announce that we're headed there," says Ralph Uttaro, Wegmans senior vice president of real estate. "We look forward to the day when we can welcome customers to our stores and deliver on our promise of incredible customer service, the best ingredients, restaurant-quality prepared foods, and consistent low prices."

Midlothian, VA (Chesterfield County)

Wegmans will anchor the planned Stonehenge Village Shopping Center, which will also include additional retail space. This site is located on Midlothian Turnpike, just east of Farnham Drive, and is 0.8 miles west of the Chesterfield Town Center Mall and approximately 10 miles southwest of downtown Richmond. Marchetti Properties is the developer for this project.

Midlothian is about 55 miles south of Wegmans' Fredericksburg, VA store and 60 miles southeast of Charlottesville, VA, where Wegmans will open a future store.

Short Pump, VA (Henrico County)

NV Retail will seek approval to build a food market in West Broad Marketplace, a large retail development on West Broad Street near North Gayton Road that will be anchored by Wegmans and Cabela's. The site is located 0.6 miles west of the Short Pump Mall and approximately 13 miles northwest of downtown Richmond.

Short Pump is about 45 miles south of Fredericksburg, VA store and 55 miles southeast of Charlottesville, VA.

Each of Wegmans' Richmond-area stores is expected to employ 550 to 600 people in full- and part-time positions. Wegmans has been on FORTUNE magazine's list of the '100 Best Companies to Work For' for seventeen consecutive years, ranking #12 in 2014.

According to Wegmans officials, a construction timeline and projected opening date for each store won't be determined until all necessary approvals are in place. The two sites are approximately 11 miles apart.

Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. is an 83-store supermarket chain with stores in New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Virginia, Maryland, and Massachusetts. Wegmans currently operates six stores in Virginia and will open a store in Charlottesville in the future. The family-owned company, founded in 1916, is recognized as an industry leader and innovator.
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Wow cool I'll stick to Costco and Trader Joes.
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Wow cool I'll stick to Costco and Trader Joes.
If you only knew what you were missing. Sorry man.
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Do you think a guy from Short Pump ever gets laid if he divulges too early in the conversation where he's from?
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If you only knew what you were missing. Sorry man.
this times a million, i ****ing love wegmans, best thing ever, FOREVER

i miss it so much, but it does excite me that there continuing to expand, maybe they'll make it out this way some day
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Trader Joes is sh!t. When comparing to Wegmans, it's like comparing a rolls royce to a sewer pipe.
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Trader Joes is sh!t. When comparing to Wegmans, it's like comparing a rolls royce to a sewer pipe.
Bad comparison. They have no resemblance.

Like comparing vacationing in the Caribbean versus vacationing at your in-laws in the dead of winter in Canada.
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Bad comparison. They have no resemblance.

Like comparing vacationing in the Caribbean versus vacationing at your in-laws in the dead of winter in Canada.
I know a bunch of people that only food shop at trader joes. All it is....boxed sh!t (some of it can be ok) but their meat is laughable, produce is terrible (selection is comical), and the entire hipster vibe just makes me want to throat punch everyone in the store. At least whole foods is a hipster store that makes you want to shop.

Costco I don't compare to supermarkets...different ballgame (but awesome.)
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Do you think a guy from Short Pump ever gets laid if he divulges too early in the conversation where he's from?
I... live in Short Pump...

I don't know anything about Wegmans though, I've always gotten groceries at Walmart and Food Lion.
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I... live in Short Pump...

I don't know anything about Wegmans though, I've always gotten groceries at Walmart and Food Lion.
Prepare to have a grocery shopping experience like never before.
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Prepare to have a grocery shopping experience like never before.
I hear that it's a lot like Ukrops before they got bought out, and that Ukrops was the only thing keeping Wegmans from opening in Richmond.
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I hear that it's a lot like Ukrops before they got bought out, and that Ukrops was the only thing keeping Wegmans from opening in Richmond.
Never been to a Ukrops, but the grocery selection, friendliness of staff, layout of store, decor, and cafe are top of the list, bar none. The interior is set up to look market style.
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Ukrops has a long history in the Richmond area. I haven't seen a family own business in the DMV area that ranked up to them. The customer service was the best. I remember going to one of their stores with a brace on my wrist. I had picked up 2 small items for lunch which I carried to the register. After paying the bagger insisted on carrying it to the car for me. Back then if you went into a Ukrops, they would refuse selling anything that had an expired date.

People in this area who were frequent Ukrops shopper will be looking for that quality in Wegmans. I know I will be. I hate going to Martins. They have too many store brands stuff like Giants, and not enough name brand. idk eventhough Ukrops is gone, I still remember where they were all located and knew which ones had the deli/dinners. If I needed a special item or thought it would be great to have an item in stock, Ukrops would do it. We will see if Wegmans will do that.
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Some of your cherished childhood memories are of a grocery store? I'm inclined to feel sorry for your lacking childhood experiences. Much pity. Many feels.
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Some of your cherished childhood memories are of a grocery store? I'm inclined to feel sorry for your lacking childhood experiences. Much pity. Many feels.
Growing up in Syracuse I was accustomed to Wegmans. When I moved down south, I realized how much I was missing. I grocery shop every week, so yes it is a memory every time I reach for that bag of apples and remember the good ol' days of grocery shopping. What can I say, I like to cook and eat good food.
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Growing up in Syracuse I was accustomed to Wegmans. When I moved down south, I realized how much I was missing. I grocery shop every week, so yes it is a memory every time I reach for that bag of apples and remember the good ol' days of grocery shopping. What can I say, I like to cook and eat good food.
Im with you man...I have many amazing memories from places most people take for granted, and supermarkets are one of them.
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Growing up in Syracuse I was accustomed to Wegmans. When I moved down south, I realized how much I was missing. I grocery shop every week, so yes it is a memory every time I reach for that bag of apples and remember the good ol' days of grocery shopping. What can I say, I like to cook and eat good food.
I love to cook and eat well myself. Probably because my mother was a horrible cook. Believe me, I genuinely appreciate a quality grocer and regular farmer's markets. I was just busy being a kid when I was a kid.

I grew up in the south. Dallas, TX to be exact. And, just like today, there were a variety of grocery options. Some were premium... others less so. In my youth I judged all grocery stores by the volume and contents of the gumball machines by the exit.
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