Delaware to Get Its First Wegmans

A new development plan proposed Tuesday night could bring the first Wegmans grocery store to Delaware.

Get ready, Delawareans, Wegmans may be on its way.

The First State's first Wegmans would be located outside Wilmington in Greenville if approved by New Castle County Council, according to

Pettinaro Development announced Tuesday night that they have signed a lease with Wegmans Food Markets to bring the grocery store to Barley Mill Plaza at the intersection of Barley Mill Road and Lancaster Pike.

The American supermarket chain has 98 locations in the Northeast and mid-Atlantic regions of the United States. The development plans would bring the first Wegmans to the First State.

If the plans are approved, the grocery store would become part of a multi-use property featuring office buildings, apartments, townhouses, retail spaces and a green area.

The development plan is proposed to be completed by 2022 if approved. The current office buildings in the plaza would need to be demolished before construction of the grocery store could begin.

The Barley Mill Plaza plans were unveiled at a community redevelopment meeting at A.I. DuPont High School.

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