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robertlf Jul 23, 2009 09:03 PM

Wegman's is opening two markets in MA:

Westwood, MA - I-95 & University Drive Opens 2012

Northborough, MA - Route 20 & Route 9 Opens late 2011

http://www.wegmans.com

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  1. PinchOfSalt RE: robertlf Jul 23, 2009 09:29 PM

    Sounds like the dates may have slipped a bit, but it is good to know those two stores are still in the works.

    1. typhoonfish RE: robertlf Jul 24, 2009 03:24 AM

      I'm thrilled to have Wegman's coming. My question is at what point do these upscale grocery stores become like CVS and Rite AId with one on every corner. They're opening a Fresh Market in Hingham, that already has the Fruit Center (the original high end), Stop & Shop, Star Market and Whole Foods. They must think they'll make money.

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        lergnom RE: typhoonfish Jul 24, 2009 07:50 AM

        They'll stop when they can't get sites and/or can't get financing. I was surprised that Wegman's was able to get a site in Westwood, but then it's part of a giant development called Westwood Station - which is currently on hold - and thus sites have opened up because development has changed from malls to life style centers and multi-use development.

        The development in Westwood may receive state money for infrastructure but otherwise it's on hold pending financing. And given the state of housing and office markets, I wonder what exactly does move ahead and when. The retail portion was set to build first, I believe, but this is not a good retail environment, so ...

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        winedude RE: robertlf Jul 24, 2009 08:07 AM

        Personally, I find this a bit depressing. I had been looking forward to Wegman's opening, but 2012? I'm officially taking it off my radar.

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