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Wegmans not opening til fall 2013 at montgomery mall

Saw the sign at the construction site. Bah.

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  1. Good things come to those who wait :)

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    1. re: yummykimmy

      It is just as well. I Gotta start earning more money before then. That location will be way too convenient. Especially if (god help me) they are open 24 hours like the one in warrington.

      1. re: yummykimmy

        “Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.” ~ Abraham Lincoln

      2. I thought that was the time frame they gave when the store was first mentioned in the newspapers? Can't come too soon for me, I'm tired of having to drive to Warrington or Collegeville. Now, if we just get the Montgomeryville Costco to add a gas station!!

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        1. re: bucksguy14

          Costco gas would rock. And beer wine and alcohol

          1. re: givemecarbs

            There's a nice empty space beside the parking area for a gas station. I hit the ones in Warminster or Sanatoga whenever I'm in those areas. They're always a few cents cheaper than anyone else!

        2. Bucksguy is correct. It was always supposed to open toward the end of 2013. I too am tired to driving to Warrington or Collegeville.

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          1. re: crazyspice

            It is an easier drive now with the 202 parkway (is that what they are calling it? Or bypass... anyway, much smoother ride). And they are doing complete construction of the new Wegman's so it does not surprise me that it will take this long. My biggest concern is the impact on the traffic at five points and that area. Its already bad.

            1. re: cwdonald

              Wegman's is one of my husband's customers. I am keeping tabs on the status. The traffic up there has been a nightmare for years! Hopefully the new bypass will help, but I still see myself gritting my teeth.

              1. re: crazyspice

                One of the advantages of moving to Upper Gwynedd 5 years ago - I can get there without putting up with five points!!! CW is correct. The parkway cut about 7 minutes from my ride to Wegman's in Warrington.

          2. It'll definitely be worth the wait.

            Our Wegmans here in Lake Manassas, VA, is by far my favorite supermarket. It's a 45- minute drive, so I don't go there for frequent everyday stuff, but the drive is worth every minute for a full week's worth food shopping trip.

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            1. re: Bacardi1

              We're just waiting for a store CLOSER to us. I think most of those who've posted here are driving about 30 minutes, perhaps a little more, to one of two "local" stores. The new store, for me, will be less than 10 minutes! We definitely don't have to wait for it to open to enjoy shopping at Wegmans.

              1. re: bucksguy14

                I hope the food court is more like the warrington one. I love eating upstairs overlooking the salad bar and bakery. It's almost always possible to find a nice quiet table for people watching.
                There is even a kiddy area to keep the young and the restless entertained. The collegeville eating area seems claustrophobic by comparison.

                1. re: givemecarbs

                  I hope its actually more like Collegeville where it is a full restaurant, and you can have alcohol beverages there. Warrington feels like a cafeteria. I agree its nice to be above, but Collegeville really is a nicer atmosphere.

                  1. re: cwdonald

                    Before or after you sit down to eat? I agree it is like a cafeteria while you are getting the plunder.
                    You can have beer or wine at Warrington as well although once again I think I missed out on the mad elf. It sells out faaast.

                    1. re: givemecarbs

                      If I want good beer in that area, I will go to Tj Smiths, any one of the doylestown bars or over to Blue Dog. Collegeville has a real bar, and its a lot nicer than the Warrington Wegman's experience.

            2. This is just rumor but Wegman's might be opening sooner. John says his parents want him to get a job there soon, that they will be hiring as they keep pushing the opening up. I can dream.

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              1. re: givemecarbs

                Well John better hurry; the application process has begun.

                http://www.wegmans.com/webapp/wcs/sto...

                My friend's daughter applied and the interviews are to begin mid-April. They want the staff to start in the summer for training, setting up the store, stocking, etc. But she was told a fall opening is still expected. (And this press release says opening is in November.)