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Old 10-25-2010, 08:19 AM
 
Location: DMV
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How did you like it? What time of day did you go and was it crowded?
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Old 10-25-2010, 10:45 AM
 
Location: Silver Spring,Maryland
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I went there yesterday close to 7pm and it was very busy. I heard it was jam packed earlier in the day. If you have been to the store in Sterling it is similar. Its a nice store.
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Old 10-25-2010, 11:36 AM
 
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Curious about comments. I love Wegmans, and hope it does well. It should because Wegmans are great stores. But that one's too far to be my supermarket.

A friend who works near there says she drove past yesterday (opening day) and even the road to turn into the shopping center was packed. Lights were put on blink so traffic could keep moving. She say a man had who went said it was PACKED. (as I like to say 'like ants on melted popsicle.') All cashiers open, lines up the aisles. He said he and others just left their carts because they didn't have time to wait.

She also said some people were wondering why they opened on a Sunday, instead of the Saturday, to have the entire weekend to do boffo business.
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Old 10-25-2010, 12:59 PM
 
Location: Some T-1 Line
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I just went today @ 12:20-ish for lunch to scope it out (my wife was curious and wanted me to do INTEL as we have never been in one).

The place was very nice, and seems like a different concept - from what I know - of a grocery store. This will make the other stores step up...they have to. I saw a sushi bar, food being cooked and prepared, an eatery. They had the new Coke machines that allow you to mix various Coke products. It was great. Too bad I couldn't buy anything (too crowded and I had to get back).

The down side was that it was JAM PACKED. I couldn't even walk around in there. It's new and people are scoping it out, but maybe you have to go when they open (6am) or before they close at midnight to beat the crowds. Lunch...forgetaboutit.

On another note, I did not know Woodmore Towne Centre was going to be that big. They are going to have a whole heap of stores over in there.
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Old 10-25-2010, 01:54 PM
 
Location: DMV
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Yeah here goes a list of all the stores that are supposed to be there at that shopping center:
Wegmans
Costco – Opening Oct. 26
Best Buy – Now open
JCPenney – opening spring of 2011
Petco
PNC Bank
Sleepy's Mattress
T-Mobile
Noodles and Co.
Subway
Hour Eyes
Woodmore Wine
Irie Café
Centre Cleaners

My wife and I will go there in a few weeks after the hype has simmered some. It's crazy because this has turned out to be a huge deal in this area. There have been news reports for days on this. I'm also very disheartened by the racists comments people have made about this shopping center on the Washington Post and WTOP websites. I know this is near Landover Mall and everything but can people give this a chance at least. I agree that crime is awful around PG, but it seems like the county is taking measures to prevent the same from happening here. The police will have a substation in the shopping center so I believe that is a step in the right direction since it took them until March of this year to put one in the Blvd. If the store continues this success then I believe this is going to change the way high-end businesses view PG County.
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Old 10-25-2010, 03:53 PM
 
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Yeah here goes a list of all the stores that are supposed to be there at that shopping center:
Wegmans
Costco – Opening Oct. 26
Best Buy – Now open
JCPenney – opening spring of 2011
Petco
PNC Bank
Sleepy's Mattress
T-Mobile
Noodles and Co.
Subway
Hour Eyes
Woodmore Wine
Irie Café
Centre Cleaners

My wife and I will go there in a few weeks after the hype has simmered some. It's crazy because this has turned out to be a huge deal in this area. There have been news reports for days on this. I'm also very disheartened by the racists comments people have made about this shopping center on the Washington Post and WTOP websites. I know this is near Landover Mall and everything but can people give this a chance at least. I agree that crime is awful around PG, but it seems like the county is taking measures to prevent the same from happening here. The police will have a substation in the shopping center so I believe that is a step in the right direction since it took them until March of this year to put one in the Blvd. If the store continues this success then I believe this is going to change the way high-end businesses view PG County.
Are you sure those negative comments were based out of racism and not Maryland Hatred and Jealousy from people south/west of the Potomac River?????????
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Old 10-25-2010, 04:49 PM
 
Location: DMV
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Are you sure those negative comments were based out of racism and not Maryland Hatred and Jealousy from people south/west of the Potomac River?????????
When people say we're killing each other over fried chicken, or we're going to have a bunch of obese black women going to the store, do you think that qualifies as racist?
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Old 10-25-2010, 04:50 PM
 
Location: Montgomery Village
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Are you sure those negative comments were based out of racism and not Maryland Hatred and Jealousy from people south/west of the Potomac River?????????
No I read the article. Very racist comments. Apparently they dont have moderators on wtop.
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Old 10-25-2010, 06:11 PM
 
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On the WTOP comment boards, using someone's death as an opportunity to state "Darwinism at its best" is what passes for intelligent discourse. So stupid commentary there regarding welfare queens at Wegman's doesn't surprise me at all.

I haven't been to Wegman's yet. I will try to go when some of the hype subsides. But I'm glad it's here.
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Old 10-26-2010, 10:50 AM
 
Location: SE
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I can't wait to go! They mailed out all of these advertisements and then a weekly coupon book. I'm excited!

Yes, the store is located next to the low income areas but it's also right next to the areas I can only dream to live. I think it's a wonderful addition to the county and much needed.
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