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Wegman’s Coming to Delaware?

MrRuffles Nov 15, 2013 09:42 AM

Very preliminary and unverified but I heard today through some Delaware grocery pros that Wegman’s may be bringing a store to the part of the Cavaliers Country Club near Christiana Mall that is being developed.

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    kmcdonne RE: MrRuffles Nov 15, 2013 10:37 AM

    OMG you made my weekend, I sure hope it's true. I like Wegmans even more than Whole Foods who I know have no plans to come to DE. Thanks for that info and I'll await any update you may have.

    1. RC51Mike RE: MrRuffles Nov 15, 2013 11:04 AM

      If it does happen it will be years away. Getting rid of "open space", plowing a major road through a neighborhood and the spectre of yet more traffic will make this a very contentious effort. Not to mention competing developers who would likely stop at nothing to try and snag a Wegman's brass ring.

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        sal_acid RE: RC51Mike Nov 15, 2013 11:18 AM

        Traffic is horrible now. Uggh. I avoid that area like the plague. They ought to be out around Hockessin.

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          MrRuffles RE: RC51Mike Nov 15, 2013 05:53 PM

          Considering that the opening date for the planned Concordville Wegman's is still listed on their website as TBD (To Be Determined), it would likely be a ways off.

        2. RC51Mike RE: MrRuffles Nov 15, 2013 11:22 AM

          I don't think Hockessin has the market for the likes of a Wegman's. Weis is interested in locating there, if that tells you anything, not meaning to burst your bubble.

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            sal_acid RE: RC51Mike Nov 15, 2013 01:24 PM

            What is Wegman's market then? Weis would be a step up from what we have.

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              bluehensfan RE: sal_acid Nov 15, 2013 03:35 PM

              I thought that there was some sort of unwritten deed restriction in Hockessin that any grocery store that doesn't have the word "ACME" in it is verboten.

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                travelmad478 RE: bluehensfan Nov 16, 2013 04:47 AM

                Ha. Sad but true. Boy do I hate Acme. And I so love Wegmans. I don't know if there is enough population density in Hockessin to support one, but if it were the anchor store of a new shopping center somewhere along 48 between Hockessin and Wilmington, somebody would make a mint.

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