Manhattan’s wait for a Wegmans is almost over.
The supermarket chain, founded in 1916 in Rochester, New York, will open at 770 Broadway in the East Village this fall, marking the grocer’s second Big Apple location after opening in Brooklyn in 2019.
Store manager Matt Dailor is excited to bring the brand’s already established high-quality products to even more shoppers.
“We know our customers can’t wait to come see what we have in store and our employees have been training, in some cases, for over a year to get ready for this day,” Dailor said. “Wegmans is a celebration of food and people, and we can’t wait to open the doors on October 18 to our community here in the East Village.”
The new Astor Place Wegmans will employ more than 600 people in the iconic Wannamaker building, where top executive chef David Lopatynski and his staff will provide all sorts of food — from soups and salads to classic Asian cuisine, pre-made meals, Mezze plates and more. The store will also have an on-site dining room with a sushi and champagne oyster bar.
The new Wegmans will open at 9 a.m. on Oct. 18, adding to more than 100 locations across the east coast.