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Wegmans in Concordville/Glen Mills?

CindyJ Jan 25, 2013 08:37 AM

I just read in the Kennett Paper that "Wegman's has applied to build a supermarket in Concord Township, Delaware County, on the south side of Route 1 east of Route 202." That puts it within striking distance of The Fresh Market, Whole Foods and Acme. Interesting...

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    musicalglow Feb 10, 2013 12:42 AM

    I guess it's official! I saw that Concordville is listed on their New Stores List on Wegman's website. I am so excited that I no longer have to drive to Downingtown for Wegmans! I can really just excited that I can buy clotted cream anytime I want!

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      CindyJ Feb 11, 2013 07:58 PM

      If you're in the Concordville area, I'm guessing you can get clotted cream at The Fresh Market.

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        ckelley116 Apr 11, 2014 09:18 AM

        @musicalglow - I just saw this thread and had to double-check your user name to make sure I hadn't already been here and left that comment. Then I realized you said clotted cream, and I prefer Devon...other than that, ditto, ditto and more ditto.

        @CindyJ - Whole Foods also sells it, for a rather ridiculous price (and the last time I was there, there was ONE jar, and it had already been opened and had some goofy looking black stuff growing on it. No thanks).

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        supersharpie Jul 31, 2013 01:44 PM

        Any news on a timeframe for opening of the Concordville Wegmans? Has it been officially approved?

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          cwdonald Jul 31, 2013 02:28 PM

          The wegman's web site still says TBD...

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            CindyJ Jul 31, 2013 06:20 PM

            From what I've read in the local newspapers, Wegmans is going through the process of filing applications, getting variances, permits, etc. The location will require the completion of the fourth and final section of a loop road that connects Routes 1 and 202. There are many details that need to be worked out and I haven't seen a proposed timeframe.

            Here's a link to one article that ran a few months ago: http://www.kennettpaper.com/article/2...

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              musicalglow Jul 31, 2013 07:12 PM

              Wow! It's going to be a while! Thanks for sharing.

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                supersharpie Aug 3, 2013 06:52 AM

                Yeah, I am going to assume it isn't going to open until early 2015 at this point.

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                  supersharpie Jan 17, 2014 07:25 AM

                  FYI, the plan gained final approval on 1/14/2014, construction will be starting by the end of the month. I think they are eying a 1st Quarter opening in 2015 although their website has not been updated to reflect that ETA yet.

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                    CindyJ Jan 17, 2014 08:27 AM

                    I'm excited at the idea of having Wegmans in the area. It'll be a bit closer for me than the Downingtown store. It's an interesting location, though, right between Whole Foods and The Fresh Market. If I were a betting person I'd wager that WF will do just fine; TFM, however, is likely to suffer.

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                      FriedClamFanatic Jan 17, 2014 09:20 AM

                      Like restaurants in the area, though, we seem to have an excess build-up of locations vs population growth. I do like Wegmans and will be glad to frequent them

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                        CindyJ Jan 17, 2014 12:02 PM

                        Hiya, FCF! I'm not sure I understand what you mean.

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                          FriedClamFanatic Jan 18, 2014 03:46 PM

                          Grins....long long ago.about 20 years now, when we moved here there were 3 traffic lights from the airport to home.now there are 15. The area has seen an increase in population, but nowhere near to what we have seen in the rise of restaurants and supermarkets. Many of the old Restaurants have gone on or been consumed by chains. Pizza and Subs places and Italian Restaurants breed like the local Chinese stink bugs. We have moved as a society to more 'eating-out" but I still think there are too many places to get food per-capita than there was as little as 5 or 10 years ago, let alone 20.

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                            CindyJ Jan 19, 2014 06:44 AM

                            That might all be true, FCF, but I can tell you that when we moved into the area, some 30+ years ago, I had to drive to Wilmington to do my everyday grocery shopping or even to get a BigMac. And restaurants...? Hugo's, Dilworthtown and Mendenhall Inn were all the nearby choices we had, so Wilmington was where we headed for a meal out. On balance, I've welcomed the population growth, as well as the explosion of super markets and restaurants.

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                      musicalglow Jan 17, 2014 12:35 PM

                      http://chaddsfordlive.com/2014/01/15/...

                      They are trying to open before Thanksgiving of 2015.

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                        travelmad478 Jan 19, 2014 07:27 AM

                        This is pretty miraculous for me. Downingtown is just too far, but this would be just over 20 minutes from my house, well within range. Yay!

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