Monday, March 25, 2013

Wegmans Planning to Open a Market in Boston's Fenway Neighborhood

Last March we reported that Wegmans Food Markets was looking to open a store somewhere within the Boston city limits. Now we have learned where the first location of the supermarket chain might be.

According to a post in the Boston Hospitality and Tourism Industry Blog (via a Twitter post from Janet Wu of WCVB and a retweet from @HeyRatty), Mayor Menino is announcing that the Rochester, NY-based chain of grocery stores is planning to open a branch in the Fenway section of the city. Currently, Wegmans has a store in Northborough, with other outlets being built in Burlington, Chestnut Hill, and Westwood [ED NOTE: all are now open].

As soon as we have more information on the exact location of the Wegmans in Boston's Fenway area, we will post an update here.

[UPDATE: @BOSFoodTours has sent us a message saying that the new Wegmans will be opening in the Landmark Center at Park Drive and Brookline Avenue.]

[October 7 update: The Boston Business Journal gives a bit more information today on the proposed supermarket coming to Fenway. According to the article, plans are being filed to add a 75,000-square-foot Wegmans to the Landmark Center, which would see the addition of three new buildings (including retail and office space as well as housing), the demolition of its parking garage, and 2.2 acres of open space. (The article also says that the market itself would "have the look and feel of a European, open-air market.")]

[January 17, 2014 update: Wegmans is one step closer to opening its first market within the Boston city limits, as the Boston Hospitality and Tourism Industry Blog mentions (via The Boston Herald) that the Boston Redevelopment Authority has approved the expansion plans for the Landmark Center.]

[December 2, 2015 update: According to an article in the Medford Transcript, the Fenway location of Wegmans will apparently not be opening until 2019 or 2020.]

[Earlier Article]
Wegmans Market Is Planning to Open Somewhere in Boston