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Nov 16, 2011 09:05 AM

New Wegman's coming to Montgomery Mall

Another Wegman's is coming to the Philadelphia suburbs. Wegman's is going to open a store in the Montgomery Mall where Boscov's used to be. It will be the fifth Wegman's in the greater Philadelphia area.

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  1. Thx for the update! Love the fact that additional stores are opening (K of P, now Montgomeryville). It may make the Collegeville store a little less crazy-crowded on a Sunday . . .

    1. Oh, that's great news! thanks for posting it. :)

        1. Nice. I wonder if they will have a rooftop taco truck and a wine bar.

          1. According to the Distorter online we will have a long wait. But I'm still pumped:

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            1. re: givemecarbs


              i figured it would be a while, but wow. and of course once it opens it will be a ZOO. but still. :)

              1. re: jujuthomas

                The corporation only opens about three stores a year, so given the expansion they have done in the area, we are lucky to have it happening so quickly. My bet would be end of 2013.They are going to tear down the Boscov's store and rebuild their store in the space so its g not just a retrofit of an old space which is more like what Whole Foods did in Plymouth Meeting. The process to do that is definitely at least a year. Add in whatever approval they need to get from the government powers that be and 18 months to two years is probably as fast as you are going to be able to do it.

                It will be a zoo on 309, but then again it is already.. and by then we should have the 202 bypass going which will bring in even more traffic (new roads do not reduce congestion, they at best redistribute it or in many cases increase it.) So much for bucolic Montgomery County ...

                It will definitely give Whole Foods and TJs a run for their money. I wonder if it will force WF do expand their Montgomeryville Store which is one of the smaller WF's I have seen in the suburbs.

                1. re: cwdonald

                  Good points, I hadn't thought about that they'd have to do a tear down.

                  I wouldn't be surprised if WF shut down that Montgomeryville store - it is so small and cramped. It does seem to do a brisk business tho, so who knows.

                  1. re: cwdonald

                    Ah cwdonald, you remember bucolic montgomeryville? The diner next to the airport? Witchwood Farms? People said the mall destroyed downtown Lansdale but saturday is the mardi gras parade, woot. And also tonight and every night for a week Occupy Lansdale will be walking peacefully on main street from five thirty to eight thirty.
                    My plan is to get a green smoothie from Arnold's Way, march with occupy lansdale and then hit Smoke Daddy for some tacos on the way home. Anyone else in?

                    1. re: givemecarbs

                      Change of plans! Smoke Daddy is offering Shepherd's Pie tonight. The heck with tacos!