Wegmans Food Markets is set to expand to Long Island.
The company shared that it plans to break ground in Lake Grove, N.Y., its first location on Long Island. Located in the DSW plaza at the corner of Middle County Road and Moriches Road, the retailer entered into an agreement to purchase 8.5 acres of the existing 28-acre plaza. Prestige Properties and Development will continue to own and operate the remainder of the plaza.
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“We are delighted and proud Wegmans has chosen our DSW Plaza Shopping Center for their first location on Long Island,” said Sam Shalem chairman and CEO of Prestige Properties & Development. “Wegmans is a first-class asset and will be an incredible addition to Lake Grove and the surrounding communities. We look forward to partnering with Wegmans on this landmark location.”
A timeline for construction and opening has not yet been determined.
Wegmans shared that it offers an extensive array of benefits, including competitive pay and benefits packages, premium pay on Sundays and holidays, tuition assistance through the company’s employee scholarship program and flexible scheduling. In addition to its dedication to their employees, the company said that it also is committed to making a difference in the local community, giving back through food donations, sponsoring community events and more.
“Wegmans will be such a positive addition to our village, as it will help rejuvenate all of the retail in the area. The company has a reputation that will bring folks near and far into Lake Grove to do their shopping,” said Mayor Robert Scottaline. “We are so excited to welcome Wegmans to our beautiful village. We look forward to working together to make a positive impact in the community.”
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In business since 1916, Wegmans now operates 106 stores in seven states and has more than 50,000 employees chainwide. The company has announced plans for additional stores in Virginia, Delaware, and Manhattan, New York, all scheduled to open over the next two years.
Wegmans Food Markets is a 106-store supermarket chain with stores in New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Virginia, Maryland, Massachusetts and North Carolina. The family company, recognized as an industry leader and innovator, celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2016.