Great news Brooklyn. Wegmans, the family-owned suburban grocer has officially opened its doors at the Brooklyn Navy Yard on Sunday, October 27th.
On Sunday morning, over 1000 customers from Brooklyn and its surrounding boroughs flocked excitedly in the rain to experience the first store of its kind in the NYC area. Many of whom got there at 4:30 AM for the 7 AM grand opening. The anticipation was great – after the 2015 announcement of the store, we all waited in quiet anticipation.
Wegmans roots date back to 1916. The chain is known for creating a win-win culture. The bottom line is an important part of any successful business and Wegmans is no different. The company’s cares do extend beyond its bottom line to its customers and employees and deserve to be celebrated. That it is something we rarely see in today’s business environment.
Fortune Magazine’s List
For 22 years consecutive years and counting, they ranked as one of “The Best 100 Companies to Work For” on Fortune magazine’s list. Wegmans came in second and third place consecutively in 2017 and 2018. With great benefits, competitive salaries and employee scholarship programs, Wegmans also offers an environment that encourages career advancement.
With stores in
- New York (Upstate)
- New Jersey
and now Brooklyn Navy Yard. The Grocery giant celebrates 103 years in business and this Brooklyn store makes its store count 101. Wegners brought 500 plus jobs to Brooklyn, with over 200 being from the local area.
Move over Whole Foods and Trader Joe’s, Wegmans is here. And they offering over 60,000 products including a wide variety of organic options. The74,000 square foot store is located at 21 Flushing Avenue, in the Admirals Row Development. For a decade there have been false promises of an opening. And years of effort from the community planning including three separate requests and proposals.
Wegmans features 60 to 70,000 products, a variety of restaurant-quality prepared food. A burger and Sushi bar. And a second-floor full-service bar that serves food and wine. department Who is checking out Wegmans this weekend – the weather is beautiful and hopefully no lines. See you there.
Welcome to Brooklyn Wegmans!
Wegmans21 Flushing Avenue - Brooklyn Navy Yard