Wegmans Grand Opening

25,000 people show up for the opening of a....supermarket?

Bored and/or fanatical consumers from as far away as Erie, PA, converged on Worcester County last Sunday for the grand opening of Wegmans Northborough. Traffic was snarled for hours on Route 20 as determined penny pinchers herded into the fabled New York based grocery store to purchase bananas at .49 cents a pound. No serious injuries or incidents were reported by authorities.

Wegmans is open seven days a week from 6 a.m. until midnight. They have never been known to run out of anything. 

tooraa October 21, 2011 at 01:02 AM
nice pictures
AG October 21, 2011 at 07:05 PM
A great store with a great marketing premise. I hope that they can sustain their existence as this area is not necessarily a great supporter of first line stores with first line prices. That is why there is a BJs across the parking lot. Look at what is happening at Roche Bros. A not too crowded store these days. The same goes for the saturated Stop and Shop stores. Across the road at the Xmas Tree Plaza which has a reputation of many store failures. The business is not there. This area does not exactly support the activity like the Natick/Framingham mall where there is money and people. This area is a borderline Worcester town with heavy taxation and a lot of foreclosures. Wegmans will not make it. Their Burlington back up plan will work better for them. There goes the "free cash" Northborough.
Jennifer Ziehl Vacca October 22, 2011 at 03:31 AM
Where better to "shamelessly" flaunt our Buffalo Bills gear than Wegmans - a Western New York institution? You have to be proud of your home town team. By the way, my son's name is Henry, Robert is his Dad and we all love Wegmans. Thanks for including our picture.
PK October 22, 2011 at 01:58 PM
Was someone a bit cranky when they wrote that? Wegmans is a great store with an amazing reputation, I don't think it is a 'first line' and is certainly not in the same category as Stop and Shop or the Xmas tree shop. Also in the history of the company I'm not aware of a single store closing, except to put up a newer bigger store in the same place.
PK October 22, 2011 at 02:01 PM
Also given the choice I'd shop at Wegman's any day over Trader Joe's, Whole Foods, and especially star market. Wegman's store brand quality is on par with major brands with much better pricing and they go out of their way to support their community. Now I'm off to Wegman's.. hooray!


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