Wegmans has announced opening dates for its two new stores in northern New Jersey, while plans remain in place to open its first store in New York City next year.
The Rochester-based supermarket chain said Tuesday that a 113,000-square-foot Wegmans will open July 23 in Hanover, followed on Sept. 24 by the opening of the company's 108,000-square-foot store in Montvale.
About 500 workers will be employed at each store. Both will feature The Burger Bar, a family-friendly, casual restaurant counter that serves delicious burgers, fresh salads, flavorful sandwiches, specialty milkshakes, soup, and sides. In addition to the supermarkets, space will be leased to a third-party owner at each location for a wine, beer, and spirits shop, Wegmans said.
The grocery chain plans to open its first New York City store in Brooklyn next year, though no date has been set.
Another Wegmans is planned for Harrison in Westchester County.
Wegmans currently operates 46 stores in upstate New York and another 46 in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Virginia, Maryland and Massachusetts.