Wegmans Food Markets is set to open its newest unit—and 98th overall—in Mannheim Township, Pa., this weekend.
The long-awaited 120,000-square-foot store, near Lancaster, Pa., is Wegmans’ third new store to open this year. The Rochester, N.Y.-based retailer previously opened in Natick, Mass., in April and in Chantilly, Va., in June.
The Lancaster store will anchor a new shopping development known as The Crossings at Conestoga Creek.
“Shoppers from this area have been traveling to Downingtown and Harrisburg to shop at our stores for a very long time," Jimmy Bellis, store manager, said in a statement. “That's part of what makes this opening so special for us. We felt welcome here before the first shovel was in the ground.”
The Lancaster store boasts three firsts for the company's Pennsylvania locations: The Burger Bar in-store restaurant, which serves burgers and sandwiches, salads, soup, sides, kids meals, and beer and wine by the glass; an authentic Italian pizza made to order from a custom rotating brick-hearth oven; and a made-to-order salad station.
Wegmans deliveries by Instacart will begin in Lancaster on Sept. 26.