Get ready to purchase all the famous mini chocolate chip cookies and seltzer waters of your dreams in Manhattan!
Rochester born supermarket Wegmans is about as iconic as garbage plates—iykyk—in Upstate New York, and the adored chain has just announced some very exciting news!
Wegmans will open its first Manhattan location during the later half of the year 2023 right in the old Astor Place Kmart. This will be the second Wemgans location in NYC as the first opened back in October of 2019 at the Brooklyn Navy Yard.
And to no one’s surprise, the supermarket’s Twitter announcement was met with a frenzy of celebration!
“We are so excited to bring Wegmans to Manhattan. This is something we’ve been dreaming about and working toward for a long time,” shared Colleen Wegman, president and CEO of Wegmans Food Markets. “The community’s response to the opening of our Brooklyn store had an excitement and energy that you can only experience in New York City. You can feel that energy returning to the city, and we are thrilled to be a part of it.”
Wegmans will take over the 82,000 square-feet space for a 30-year lease in the historic 770 Broadway landmarked building. The store will have both street level and lower level access across 8th and 9th Streets and Broadway & 4th Avenue in Greenwich.
“Wegmans is one of a kind and will be a best-in-class addition to Manhattan, both for the local neighborhoods and as a destination for residents from across the island. We look forward to partnering with Wegmans’ talented team on the opening of this signature location,” said Steven Roth, Vornado’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.
In the meantime, we’ll all just have to continue our grocery shopping at the local Trader Joes in anticipation for Wegmans Manhattan debut!