New York City — Wegmans Food Market has announced plans to open an 87,500-square-foot store at 770 Broadway in Manhattan’s East Village neighborhood.
The market, dubbed Wegmans Astor Place, will be located at the base of an office building that Vornado Realty Trust owns. Meta, formerly known as Facebook, occupies the office portion of the property.
The store, which is set to open on Oct. 18, will offer made-to-order and packaged foods; ready-to-eat and ready-to-heat options, including a selection of entrees and sides for individuals and families; and a ‘restaurant foods’ section with fresh sushi, salads, sandwiches, soups, pizza and wings.
The location will also include an onsite dining room with sushi and oyster bars, which are set to open in early 2024. This store will be Wegman’s second in New York City, following the opening of Wegmans Brooklyn in 2019.
“We know our customers can’t wait to come see what we have in store and our employees have been training, in some cases, for over a year to get ready for this day,” says Matt Dailor, the new store’s manager. “Wegmans is a celebration of food and people, and we can’t wait to open the doors on October 18 to our community here in the East Village.”
Wegmans Food Market is a regional supermarket chain with 109 stores located along the East Coast. Although the company was founded in 1916 in Western New York, its expansion pace has accelerated in recent decades, often accompanied by much fanfare in its new regions. The company opened its first locations in New Jersey in 1999, Virginia in 2004, Maryland in 2005, Massachusetts in 2011, North Carolina in 2019, and Washington, D.C., and Delaware in 2022.