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(NBC New York)   Start spreading the news, Wegmans is coming to Manhattan   (nbcnewyork.com) divider line
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2021-07-30 5:38:34 AM  
The Astor Place K-Mart is gone? That lasted longer than all the counterculturish shiat on nearby St. Marks. Pour a 40 for K-Mart. The East Village is dead dead.
 
2021-07-30 6:38:40 AM  
I love Wegmans, but it is essentially the suburban supermarket perfected, and I don't know how you can possibly get the real Wegmans experience in Manhattan.

Wegmans is massive stores, with wide, spacious aisles, an incredible number and variety of items stocked on shelves, an impressively large prepared foods section, and of course a large parking lot so you can load up your week's worth of groceries to take home.

I lived in Manhattan for a decade.  Every "supermarket" in Manhattan is the total opposite of Wegmans.  Small, dimly-lit, cramped stores with narrow aisles, where you buy only enough groceries to that you can carry in a couple bags or a grandma cart back to your apartment.  Not too mention much more expensive and much less variety of items than a typical Wegmans.

Manhattan just isn't made for suburban-style supermarkets and probably shouldn't even try.  I can only imagine that whatever Wegmans is planning to build there is going to be a small and compromised version of the real thing, much like their Brooklyn location.
 
2021-07-30 7:34:57 AM  
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2021-07-30 7:46:14 AM  
A friend of mine who lived in Virginia took me to Wegmans when I would visit.  That is the most amazing grocery store for one to visit.  The quality of the food, the prices, and the service are top notch.  Wegmans is also a case study in college level business texts.
 
2021-07-30 7:53:58 AM  

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2021-07-30 8:02:34 AM  
No no no. I've heard from reliable sources that NYC is dying and no one wants to A) live there, or B) open a business.
 
2021-07-30 8:44:40 AM  

Doc Daneeka: I love Wegmans, but it is essentially the suburban supermarket perfected, and I don't know how you can possibly get the real Wegmans experience in Manhattan.

Wegmans is massive stores, with wide, spacious aisles, an incredible number and variety of items stocked on shelves, an impressively large prepared foods section, and of course a large parking lot so you can load up your week's worth of groceries to take home.

I lived in Manhattan for a decade.  Every "supermarket" in Manhattan is the total opposite of Wegmans.  Small, dimly-lit, cramped stores with narrow aisles, where you buy only enough groceries to that you can carry in a couple bags or a grandma cart back to your apartment.  Not too mention much more expensive and much less variety of items than a typical Wegmans.

Manhattan just isn't made for suburban-style supermarkets and probably shouldn't even try.  I can only imagine that whatever Wegmans is planning to build there is going to be a small and compromised version of the real thing, much like their Brooklyn location.


The article says the space is 82,000 square feet. That's plenty of space for a Wegman's. It's bigger than their store in Brooklyn, which feels large enough to contain about 50 typical NYC grocery stores.
 
2021-07-30 9:17:36 AM  

IHadMeAVision: The Astor Place K-Mart is gone?


It closed several weeks ago.

Doc Daneeka: an impressively large prepared foods section


When I worked on the East Side and lived in Brooklyn, I can see hopping off the downtown 6, running in and grabbing a prepared meal or two, and then getting back on the subway to continue my commute.

where you buy only enough groceries to that you can carry in a couple bags or a grandma cart back to your apartment.

I imagine they will have a robust delivery operation.

/now live in NJ, five minutes from a Wegmans
//the Key Food we used to shop in would probably fit into the prepared food, bakery and seafood sections.
 
2021-07-30 11:51:42 AM  

Chief Superintendent Lookout: A friend of mine who lived in Virginia took me to Wegmans when I would visit.  That is the most amazing grocery store for one to visit.  The quality of the food, the prices, and the service are top notch.  Wegmans is also a case study in college level business texts.


Yep.  Before our local Wegmans opened, we'd often split our shopping between an Acme/Giant and Whole Foods for the things we need.  Wegmans consolidated that to just one store.

My only complaint is that once they were able to offer wine in PA stores, their wine selection usurped a good portion of their beer space.
 
2021-07-30 8:26:52 PM  

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadu: Yep. Before our local Wegmans opened, we'd often split our shopping between an Acme/Giant and Whole Foods for the things we need. Wegmans consolidated that to just one store.

My only complaint is that once they were able to offer wine in PA stores, their wine selection usurped a good portion of their beer space.


Yeah, I don't get it either. Is there a higher profit margin on Wine vs beer? It's not like it is a cost thing as I'm pretty sure Wegmans has to buy it through the state store system like everyone else. (And almost every Wegmans I can think of is a stones through from a legit Wine and Spirits store.)


/I remember the PLCB actually tested out a wine vending machine in my Wegmans.....you would have to put in your ID and there was a live person on camera that would verify it. It seems like it was broken more times than it worked and lasted less than a year.
 
2021-07-30 9:37:20 PM  

MBZ321: Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadu: Yep. Before our local Wegmans opened, we'd often split our shopping between an Acme/Giant and Whole Foods for the things we need. Wegmans consolidated that to just one store.

My only complaint is that once they were able to offer wine in PA stores, their wine selection usurped a good portion of their beer space.

Yeah, I don't get it either. Is there a higher profit margin on Wine vs beer? It's not like it is a cost thing as I'm pretty sure Wegmans has to buy it through the state store system like everyone else. (And almost every Wegmans I can think of is a stones through from a legit Wine and Spirits store.)


/I remember the PLCB actually tested out a wine vending machine in my Wegmans.....you would have to put in your ID and there was a live person on camera that would verify it. It seems like it was broken more times than it worked and lasted less than a year.


Yeah, our Wegmans has a wine and spirits store in the same shopping center.
 
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