RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) -
Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. announced in a press release on Wednesday morning that the family-owned chain will soon build two supermarkets in the Richmond area.
The two stores, one in Midlothian at Stonehenge Village Shopping Center and one in Short Pump at West Broad Marketplace, will be similar in design and size to Wegmans’ current stores in Virginia, which range from 120,000 to 140,000 sq. ft.
"Ever since we opened our first Virginia store in 2004, we have gotten a lot of requests from people who live in and around Richmond to open a store there," says Wegmans spokesperson Jo Natale.
The two new locations in Chesterfield and Henrico counties will be located approximately 11 miles apart. Though there is no set construction timeline for either store at this time, each location is expected to employ up to 600 people in both full- and part-time positions.
"I'm very excited," says Wegmans customer Vickie Hall. "I got the email this morning and was just thrilled to hear they will be coming someplace close."
Wegmans currently has one location in Fredericksburg and five locations in Northern Virginia: Fairfax, Gainesville, Leesburg, Sterling and Woodbridge. Wegmans Food Markett, Inc. is also planning to open a location in Charlottesville.
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