Tuesday, August 04, 2015

Wegmans Plans to Come at the Natick Mall

A chain of supermarkets that until a few years ago had no presence in the local area is planning to open 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 opens in Westwood in October of this year. [Ed note: Now open.]

[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 sixth in the state), as yet another possible location--in the Fenway--has no specific date at this point in time, though earlier reports had it possibly opening in 2016.]

[August 17, 2017 update: According to a Twitter post from @DGoodison, the long-awaited Wegmans in Natick will open in 2018, and it will likely be the sixth in the state, as a Medford location opens this fall. (Also, it looks like the Fenway location might not happen after all.).]

[January 17, 2018 update: The Boston Globe mentions that the Natick location of Wegmans now has an opening date--April 29.]

The website for Wegmans can be found at http://www.wegmans.com/

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