Recently, we wrote about Brooklyn's invasion of Rochester with West Elm. Now, the roles are reversed and Rochester is set to invade Brooklyn with Wegmans.
Wegmans isn't a new concept to Rochester, in fact it's been around since the early 1900's when it got its beginnings as the Rochester Fruit & Vegetable Company.
Not many places have a "hometown" grocery store like we do - and we probably take it for granted. Fresh produce, a great store brand, affordable prices, and top-notch customer service. Ask anyone who lives in NYC what their grocery buying experience is like and they'll probably sing a different tune: overpriced "organic" markets and bodegas with expired food. But that won't be the story forever.
A few months ago, Wegmans announced a future store - one coming to the old Brooklyn Navy Yard, opening in 2017. Knowing it was nothing more than an orange square on a map, we sought out the location back in June. Behold the soon-to-be home, of our hometown grocer, the Brooklyn Wegmans:
While it doesn't look like much, we know what it's going to become.
And while it is sad to know that these old pieces of "Admirals Row" will not be given a new life, it's comforting to know that there will be new jobs created...
... and a great grocery store for the many MANY surrounding residential buildings within walking distance. Brooklyn, we're happy to share a piece of our home with you!
In the News:
Wegmans to Open at Brooklyn Navy Yard | The New York Times
Wegmans set to open first New York City Store at Brooklyn Navy Yard | Daily News
Wegmans to Open at Brooklyn Navy Yard | Brooklyn Navy Yard Industrial Park