Today, October 24, at 7:00AM, marks the opening of the newest Wegmans. It is located in the newly developed Woodmore Towne Centre off of 495 (Exit 17) and 202 in Lanham, Maryland.
The people of Prince George's County, MD, a largely African-American suburb of Washington, DC, are excited about this highly anticipated new grocery store along with the other retail outlets that will be coming to the area soon, including Costco and a JC Penney (I'd prefer a Bloomie's or Saks but that's better than nothing). Best Buy opened the last week of September, which was much needed after the closure of Circuit City in 2008.
Growing up in Prince George's County, my parents were always forced to shop elsewhere, mainly across the bridge in Virginia, to find department stores and supermarkets that were of a higher quality than those offered to residents of the county. Now, many years later we are finally getting something no other surrounding area has, Wegmans, and everyone is excited.
While a new grocery store may not seem like much, Prince George's County has been without for so long it's nice to see we are finally being afforded the same opportunities as other affluent communities in the Washington, DC metropolitan area.
To read the press release for the Wegmans Woodmore opening, click here. To learn more about the Woodmore Towne Center development project, click here.
If you aren't familiar with Wegmans here's a little blurb I pulled from their website.
Wegmans Food Markets, Inc., is a 77-store supermarket chain with stores in New York, Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania and New Jersey. The family-owned company, founded in 1916, is widely recognized as an industry innovator. For 13 consecutive years, it has ranked high on the FORTUNE magazine’s list of “The 100 Best Companies to Work for,” placing #3 in 2010.
9001 McHugh Drive
Lanham, MD 20706