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Old 04-24-2009, 11:30 AM
 
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They had Whole Foods in NC when I lived there.....Wegmans is similar to Whole Foods only with more reasonable prices; and better prepared foods IMO.
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Old 04-24-2009, 03:03 PM
 
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We miss Wegmans as well! We're from Buffalo and live in Brooklyn. The nearest Wegmans is a 45-minute drive across Staten Island to Woodbridge, NJ and we make the trip about once a month. Our NYC friends can't believe that we'll travel so far for a grocery store, but they just don't understand!

As for the comparison to Whole Foods: Whole Foods is 100% organic. Of the great things about Wegmans is that it has all of the organic stuff that Whole Foods has, but you can also get a box of Cap'n Crunch if you like

The only place that remotely compares to Wegmans here in NYC is small chain called Fairway. Trader Joe's is great, but can't be compared to Wegmans because they specialize on their own private label specialty foods and semi-prepared frozen and heat-and-eat items.
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Old 04-25-2009, 09:30 AM
 
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after reading NYgril's post I am now forced to stop work to run to Wegmans for some late lunch! hahaha
Please think of me while you eat your delicious lunch from Wegmans! Just know that I'm so jealous.
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Old 05-13-2009, 01:08 PM
 
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Good old Wegmans. I grew in Rochester but have been living in Chicago for 4 years now. I miss Wegmans sooooooo much! Most other grocery stores are no match. I tell everyone here that Wegmans is like a Whole Foods/Dominick's hybrid. lol.
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Old 05-26-2009, 05:39 PM
 
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Fairness Doctrine Mandatory Counterpoint (required by forthcoming federal law):

I appreciate Weggie's as much as anyone but they refuse to put stores in the city where there are all those unattractive colored people (like where I live). Tops will give us city folk grocery stores and just for that I'll shop at Tops wherever I am.

Besides, Tops' baked goods are better, unless you judge by gold-trimmed muffin cups and fou-fou squirts of frosting, in which case Wegmans wins.

S
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Old 05-29-2009, 09:46 AM
 
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NYMD67, maybe Wegman's will come and build near where you live?
I fondly remember Wegman's from living up in/near Rochester. Have a brother who worked for them for awhile and he always seemed to enjoy working there. Family members would occasionally get me a package of the white hots or I'd be invited to a cookout where my Dad used to grill them for us. Now, miles away, in W.Virginia, I'm pleased that I can drive to a Wegman's [Chantilly, VA].
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Old 05-31-2009, 04:09 AM
 
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Fairness Doctrine Mandatory Counterpoint (required by forthcoming federal law):

I appreciate Weggie's as much as anyone but they refuse to put stores in the city where there are all those unattractive colored people (like where I live). Tops will give us city folk grocery stores and just for that I'll shop at Tops wherever I am.

Besides, Tops' baked goods are better, unless you judge by gold-trimmed muffin cups and fou-fou squirts of frosting, in which case Wegmans wins.

S
No offense to you but TOPS quality is poor. That is one reason why they can survive in these neighborhoods. The people are less concerned about quality of food and they get the food (or leftovers) at such cheap prices it makes up for any goods that may be stolen. People steal everywhere but more so in poorer neighborhoods
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Old 05-31-2009, 08:34 PM
 
Location: Rochester, NY
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No offense to you but TOPS quality is poor. That is one reason why they can survive in these neighborhoods. The people are less concerned about quality of food and they get the food (or leftovers) at such cheap prices it makes up for any goods that may be stolen. People steal everywhere but more so in poorer neighborhoods
I liked Tops about fifteen years ago when they started renovating their stores. Since then I really don't see much of a change, they have fallen far behind Wegmans.

The store on Winton rd by the 490 still has the 30 year old style. That store is almost empty most of the time. The Wegmans two blocks over has half the space, half the parking and is so full of people you can barley move. All Tops would have to do is build one of their newer supercenters and that location would have a huge surge in business. People want a good clean store with good product.
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Old 06-04-2009, 08:19 AM
 
Location: Mount Morris, Webster
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I guess I'll never get it. Over hyped, over priced, and over crowded. I find them annoying to shop at.

The only one I ever actually liked going to was the old one on East Henrietta, then they closed it down and opened up a mega-wegs around the corner (even closer to the one across from Marketplace). I went twice and then started shopping elsewhere again...

I pop in for their Mango soda (forgive the pun) and their Green Apple soda is interesting in small doses, but I mostly avoid Wegmans as much as possible. And their new plastic bags rip from having just 2 bottles of soda in them, so I can't even reuse them to pick up dog doo.
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Old 06-05-2009, 03:54 PM
 
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there's nothing like Wegmans in San Diego. Ralph's comes close but not really. Just doesn't have the same vibe and the employees aren't as nice as Wegmans. There are certain items that I can only find at Wegmans (when I visit Rochester), I've looked high and low but nowhere to be found in SoCal. Course out here we do have a much bigger variety of salsa to choose from My only complaint about Wegmans is that they hire high school kids who work a limited number of hours a week so they don't have to pay them benefits, etc. so they make ALOT of money that way. But it's good that these kids can get jobs there (at least they used to be able to).
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