The legendary food retailer, Wegmans Food Markets is now planning on staking its claim in North Carolina. The Rochester-based grocery chain with a cult-like following has already spread throughout the NorthEast, and is now setting its sights southward in North Carolina’s Triangle region.
The company has just signed a letter of intent with a real estate development company seeking to develop a mixed-use commercial project near Cary Towne Center mall in Cary.
In the press release, the head of development commented, “Yes, Wegmans wants to open a store in Cary, N.C. We have signed a letter of intent and are working through lease negotiations with Columbia Development Group, with hopes of reaching a final lease agreement toward the middle of 2016.”
So far, the closest Wegmans store to North Carolina is in Fredericksburg, Virginia – about 230 miles north. Wegmans is also now planning on opening new stores in in Charlottesville, Virginia, and two stores in the Richmond, Virginia, area in 2016. The company currently has 88 stores in New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Maryland and Virginia.