Wegmans Food Markets’ opened its 98th store on Sept. 23 in Lancaster, Pa., drawing a packed crowd of anxious first-day shoppers and excited employees.
The Rochester, N.Y.-based retailer reportedly spent about $40 million to develop the store—Wegmans’ first in Pennsylvania to feature its Burger Bar restaurant and new pizza and salad stations. The store also features Wegmans' standard merchandising flair and specialty departments. As part of its opening events, Wegmans donated 17,674 pounds of nonperishable food to two area charities: Water Street Mission and Lancaster County Council of Churches Food Hub.
What follows are more photos from the opening, courtesy of Wegmans.
A worker stocks an adjoining wine and beer department in preparation for the opening. Wegmans said the store carries more than 800 varieties of domestic, craft and imported beers, including “Craft Your Own” six-packs and hard ciders.