Rochester born supermarket Wegmans is about as iconic as garbage plates—iykyk—in Upstate New York, and back in July of 2021 the adored chain announced the exciting news that they’d be opening their first Manhattan location during the later half of 2023!
However, newer, arguably more exciting news was just released–and it includes an upscale dining experience inside the supermarket!
According to a recent liquor license application, the new market will be home to a 2,637-square-foot seafood restaurant serving lunch and dinner.
The restaurant will serve “sushi and sashimi, seafood platters, and raw oysters,” as well as “vegetable-forward appetizers, dim sum, noodle dishes, burgers, poke bowls, and other diverse items.” The space will seat 94 guests, including an 8-seat oyster bar and 10-seat sushi bar where guests can partake in an omakase experience.
Though this isn’t the supermarket’s first NYC location (the first opened back in October of 2019 at the Brooklyn Navy Yard), news of the Manhattan location was met with a frenzy of celebration back in 2021!
“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’ new location will take over the old Astor Place Kmart.
They’ll take over the 82,000 square-feet space for a 30-year lease in the historic 770 Broadway landmarked building and 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.