Wegmans Is Coming to Medford
A chain of supermarkets that until a few years ago had no presence in the local area is apparently going to be opening yet another new location, and this one would be just north of Boston.
According to a Facebook post from InsideMedford.com, Mayor Michael McGlynn mentioned in his final "State of the City" address today that Wegmans would be opening at the Meadow Glen Mall on the Mystic Valley Pkwy just east of Route 93. No timeframe has been given as of yet, and we are awaiting a response to a message sent to the Rochester, NY-based chain this evening; as soon as we find out more, we will post an update here.
[November 30 update: A post within the city of Medford website confirms that Wegmans is indeed coming, as a quote from Mayor McGlynn includes the following: "The Meadow Glen Mall has been permitted for the renovation of 60,000 square feet. Marshalls and Kohls will continue their leases, and they are welcoming new tenants, including Wegmans."]
[December 1 update: According to an article in the Medford Transcript, it appears that the opening of Wegmans at the Meadow Glen Mall will be part of a major transformation of the site that would include the closing of all non-anchor stores (approximately 40 in all) and the development becoming a shopping center with outdoor entrances only. The Transcript says that Marshalls and Kohls will remain in operation, and a fourth anchor may be opening at the site as well.]
Existing locations of Wegmans can be found in Burlington, Chestnut Hill, Northborough, and Westwood, with upcoming stores planned for Boston's Fenway neighborhood and at the Natick Mall as well. The website for Wegmans can be found at http://www.wegmans.com/
[January 26, 2016 update: According to a flyer that was posted on a source's Facebook page, the Meadow Glen Mall is closing down on Monday, February 1, though Marshalls and Kohls will stay open during its transformation into what appears to be an outdoor shopping center that will include a Wegmans.]
[May 10, 2016 update: According to a Facebook post from Ron Newman, demolition of the Meadow Glen Mall is now "well underway," with Kohl's and Marshall's still open, though Kohl's is now smaller in size.]
[October 12, 2016 update: Boston Magazine is reporting (via Banker & Tradesman) that Wegmans is one step closer to opening in Medford, as it has signed a 25-year lease for its space at the Meadow Glen Mall site.]
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