Wegmans Store Manager Mike Anthony and his team of 450 employees are putting the final touches on a new location in Alexandria, Va., that is set to open at 9 a.m. May 11.
The 81,300-square-foot store at 150 Stovall St. anchors Carlyle Crossings, a 1.7 million-square-foot development that features three luxury apartment towers.
The store will feature restaurant foods—everything from fresh sushi, pizza and wings to made-to-order salads and hot soup—prepared by Executive Chef Juan Flores and his culinary staff of 105, Rochester, N.Y.-based Wegmans said in a release.
The Burger Bar offers burgers, sandwiches and fries, and a Market Cafe seating area has space for nearly 250 and includes a bar serving wine, beer, cocktails and hand-rolled sushi. Additionally, customers can get Asian-inspired cuisine featuring Chinese, Thai and Indian recipes available pre-packaged or from a self-serve bar.
With regard to grocery, the Carlyle Crossings location will have more than 4,000 organic options; a seafood department with fish delivered daily from ports on the East Coast, across the country and around the world; a produce section with hundreds of different fruits and vegetables; and a cheese shop that has specialty and artisanal cheeses produced domestically or imported from around the world.
The store will offer curbside pickup and delivery, as well as Wegmans’ SCAN App, which allows customers to scan and bag their groceries as they shop for a contactless shopping experience.
Carlyle Crossings is Wegmans’ 107th store and its 14th location in Virginia. Wegmans, which was recently named to Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For list, is now hiring and training for their first location in Washington, D.C. It also has plans to open its first store in Delaware this fall.