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Old 01-03-2017, 05:20 PM
 
Location: The place where the road & the sky collide
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Need a Wegmans somewhere in Lower Merion or immediate surrounding area, then I'd be really happy.
How busy are the nearest Wegmans? Unless they are busy enough to need another store to take up the slack, I don't see that happening for at least 5 years. They just opened in Richmond & they're planning to go into the Raleigh/Chapel Hill area.
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Old 01-03-2017, 06:13 PM
 
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I think the Acme and Whole Foods right across from each other is a better option for me than the Rittenhouse Market.
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Old 01-03-2017, 07:22 PM
 
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How busy are the nearest Wegmans? Unless they are busy enough to need another store to take up the slack, I don't see that happening for at least 5 years. They just opened in Richmond & they're planning to go into the Raleigh/Chapel Hill area.
I have no idea - just moved here. The nearest Wegmans is in KoP - I would imagine it does very well given its location. I can't complain too much - we are less than 10 minutes from Trader Joe's, Whole Foods, Giant, and Aldi so plenty of options.
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Old 01-03-2017, 07:32 PM
 
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I have no idea - just moved here. The nearest Wegmans is in KoP - I would imagine it does very well given its location. I can't complain too much - we are less than 10 minutes from Trader Joe's, Whole Foods, Giant, and Aldi so plenty of options.
Love the Giant supermarket but nowhere near it
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Old 01-03-2017, 09:35 PM
 
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I live in Manayunk.

We go to Wegman's in KOP pretty frequently. We like going on Sunday during Eagles games, in particular. I have never felt like it was super crowded or anything. I have borderline panic attacks at the Whole Foods/Trader Joe's downtown from how little space there is to move.

The Fresh Market in Chestnut Hill is a decent supermarket and avoids the downtown rush. Easily the best supermarket in NW Philly.
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Old 01-03-2017, 09:38 PM
 
Location: The place where the road & the sky collide
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I have no idea - just moved here. The nearest Wegmans is in KoP - I would imagine it does very well given its location. I can't complain too much - we are less than 10 minutes from Trader Joe's, Whole Foods, Giant, and Aldi so plenty of options.
Wegmans has a page on their website telling where they are building in the foreseeable future. I think that they're primarily building in Virginia right now. I think that they have 3 sites in & near Raleigh. Whether they're scheduled, I can't tell you. At this point, I suspect they have to decide how far south they intend to go, because one of these years they'll have to decide if they're going to build a 2nd distribution center & where to place it.

They built the Wegmans in Cherry Hill & it was many years before they built in Mt Laurel. They move at their own speed.
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Old 01-04-2017, 12:32 AM
 
Location: Germantown, Philadelphia
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Have you also noticed that Wegmans stores are enormous?

And they have product mixes that resemble the inverse of a non-Supercenter Walmart (i.e., they carry housewares and domestics where the ordinary Walmart sells some food)?

They may have more Walmarts than Wegmans abroad in the land, but neither of them are sprinkled like salt all over. You don't need too many of those stores to serve a good-sized population.

But wait. The KofP Wegmans is the only one in the Philly 'burbs, right?

kyb01: The former Pathmarks that weren't immediately snapped up in the initial round of store auctions are slowly being reabsorbed into the supermarket bloodstream. Two of them have reopened as Fresh Grocer stores in the last six months, and I believe there's at least one other FG conversion in the works. The one in Germantown is now an independent affiliated with IGA.

Wonder if anyone will move into the one at North Philadelphia Station?
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Old 01-04-2017, 07:05 AM
 
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Thanks. The Rittenhouse Market has been there forever. I wondered why it wasn't being mentioned. I knew that the tiny little old Acme at 15th & Spruce closed years ago. God, that place must have been from the 30s or 40s.

Pathmark brought full size supermarkets into the city. I would hope that they've all been repurposed.

Has the city attempted to lure supermarkets into signing up for a spot in new construction?
I mentioned the Rittenhouse Market a couple of times. And, yeah, it's been there since forever.

There's a CVS where that old Acme used to be.
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Old 01-04-2017, 07:51 AM
 
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Need a Wegmans somewhere in Lower Merion or immediate surrounding area, then I'd be really happy.
They could run 24 hours and print their own money with a store at Broad and Washington.
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Old 01-04-2017, 08:33 AM
 
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Have you also noticed that Wegmans stores are enormous?

And they have product mixes that resemble the inverse of a non-Supercenter Walmart (i.e., they carry housewares and domestics where the ordinary Walmart sells some food)?

They may have more Walmarts than Wegmans abroad in the land, but neither of them are sprinkled like salt all over. You don't need too many of those stores to serve a good-sized population.

But wait. The KofP Wegmans is the only one in the Philly 'burbs, right?

kyb01: The former Pathmarks that weren't immediately snapped up in the initial round of store auctions are slowly being reabsorbed into the supermarket bloodstream. Two of them have reopened as Fresh Grocer stores in the last six months, and I believe there's at least one other FG conversion in the works. The one in Germantown is now an independent affiliated with IGA.

Wonder if anyone will move into the one at North Philadelphia Station?
There is a Wegmans in KoP, Malvern, Collegeville, Warrington, and the newest one is in Glen Mills. There may be another somewhere in Montgomery County, but I forget.


Wegmans is very strategic and only opens new construction large footprint stores in high-income zipcodes, nothing like Walmarts business model.
So a Wegmans anywhere in the city of Philadelphia will never happen due to the lack of space and high amount of poverty.
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