UPDATE: Wegmans plans to bring 2 stores to RVA

RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) – It’s an announcement many Central Virginia shoppers have been been waiting to hear.  Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. has confirmed plans to build two stores in Central Virginia.

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One Wegmans will anchor Stonehenge Village Shopping Center on Midlothian Turnpike near Chesterfield Town Center Mall, according to the Rochester, New York-based grocery chain. Wegmans plans to build a second location in Short Pump at West Broad Marketplace, a development planned for West Broad Street near North Gayton Road.  The stores will look similar to other Wegmans in Virginia stores and range in size from 120,000 to 140,000 sq. ft.

“Over the years, we have had countless requests to open a Wegmans store in the Richmond area, so we are delighted to finally announce that we’re headed there,” Wegmans senior vice president of real estate Ralph Uttaro said. “We look forward to the day when we can welcome customers to our stores and deliver on our promise of incredible customer service, the best ingredients, restaurant-quality prepared foods, and consistent low prices.”

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No timeline has been set for when the new stores would be built or open.

“Construction timeline and projected opening date for each store won’t be determined until all necessary approvals are in place,” a Wegmans’ official said in a statement.

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