Wegmans to Open 99th Store in Virginia Beach

Wegmans to Open 99th Store in Virginia Beach

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA - Wegmans’ expanding footprint has been the subject of much anticipation recently. The much-beloved retailer has reached near and far to expand its presence across the eastern U.S., and now the company is one step closer to marking a milestone. With its Virginia Beach, Virginia, location’s grand opening last weekend, the company marked its 99th store—nearing the triple digit mark.

Wegmans' Virginia Beach, Virginia, location's opening will be followed by new stores opening in Raleigh, North Carolina, and Brooklyn, New York

According to a press release, the new 4721 Virginia Beach Blvd. location boasts a 113,000-square-foot floorplan, more than 60,000 products—including more than 4,000 organic items, and 500 employees. The store will also feature a fast-casual restaurant called The Burger Bar, a Market Café with indoor and outdoor seating for more than 300, and a “smorgasbord of chef-prepared restaurant foods from Executive Chef Tom Schwarzweller and his culinary staff of 127.”

Mike Coyle, Store Manager, Wegmans“I want our customer service to blow away all expectations,” said Store Manager Mike Coyle. “Every interaction is a moment of truth to win over our customers and earn their trust.”

New Wegmans locations in Raleigh, North Carolina, and Brooklyn, New York, are expected to open later this year—bringing the retailer up to and beyond the hundred-store milestone for the fresh food retailer.

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