Posted 20 February 2003 - 01:13 PM
Posted 20 February 2003 - 01:27 PM
The article about Downingtown says Wegmans bought "several" sites from the defunct hardware chain Hechinger's, which might speak well to Maryland and Virginia future locations
The Wegmans website has an article about Wegmans and students from the Philadelphia Culinary school cooking at James Beard house.
edited to clarify Downington status: open as a drugstore, full service store to follow
Edited by Rail Paul, 20 February 2003 - 01:34 PM.
Posted 20 February 2003 - 01:56 PM
Construction has begun, there's a sign and a hole in the ground, which now has an abundance of snow in it. Looks like they're moving along, though not very quickly.
And word yet about the status of the Woodbridge, NJ Wegmans on outer Green Street, I believe it was?
The huge Shop-Rite down the street is doing exceptionally well, by most accounts.
Posted 20 February 2003 - 08:35 PM
We live in Rochester, NY (Wegman's homebase), but this is more than adopted hometown pride talking ... We seem to get there with most of our out-of-town visitors, and they all tend to rave about it. For some, it may be the only reason they visit, but that gets back to me being the kind of guy that reacts with joy to supermarket shopping ...
Finally, I can honestly say that the worst experience I've ever had with a Wegman's employee - at any level - has been "OK." From there it only gets better, and some of their people have done some outstanding things. Conversely, the best experience I've had most other places has crummy ...
Posted 20 February 2003 - 08:42 PM
Other than Wegmans, my most satisfying experience in a supermarket after age 16 was in a Fiesta market in Houston TX.
but I've yet to find a supermarket that does the many things that they do as well as they do. Shopping there is an experience that I anticipate with joy every week.
Baskets of peppers, an abundance of colorful produce, smells of tortillas cooking, a rainbow of colors and spices, almost erotic in impact...
Each Wegmans is different in appearance, design, etc, but has a very friendly, helpful, embrace to the customer. It's hard to explain, but there's a very real sense of passion for good food, nicely presented
Posted 20 February 2003 - 09:25 PM
Being a New Yorker for quite some time - Wegman's was the only place I would shop when visiting with and cooking for Mom. I think you'll be very surprised when you get there - it's a great market. However, not the same experience as Reading Terminal in Philly (I'll save Philly stories for another day...).
Posted 12 March 2003 - 04:25 AM
Is on Route 1
And if you don't want to eat lunch at the food court (why wouldn't you) - you can always stop at Mastori's diner - only about 10 minutes away.