Wegmans to Open at the Natick Mall
A chain of supermarkets that until a few years ago had no presence in the local area is going to be opening its fifth location in the state, with this one being in the western suburbs of Boston.
The Boston Herald is reporting that Wegmans is planning to open in the Natick Mall on Route 9, taking over the space where JC Penney currently resides. The article says that the 125,000-square-foot store will have two floors of space and it will also lease a third floor as well, with the shop subleasing about 70,000 more square feet of space to "complementary tenants." If all goes as planned (including the approval of necessary permits), the new Wegmans could be open in the spring of 2017.
Currently, three locations of Wegmans (which is based in Rochester, NY) can be found in Massachusetts, including shops in Burlington, Chestnut Hill, and Northborough. A fourth location will open in Westwood in October of this year.
[August 5 update: The Natick location of Wegmans will actually be either the fourth or the fifth location to open in the Greater Boston area (and the fifth or six in the state), as yet another location--in the Fenway--has no specific date at this point in time, though earlier reports had it possibly opening in 2016.]
The website for Wegmans can be found at http://www.wegmans.com/
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