Wegmans announces first location on Long Island to open in Lake Grove

A spokesperson for the company says they're still in the early stages of the project so a timeline for construction and opening still has not been established.

News 12 Staff

Apr 25, 2022, 4:24 PM

Updated 722 days ago

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Wegmans Food Markets is coming to Long Island.
The one-stop shopping experience is coming to Lake Grove and is the company's first location on the Island.
Wegmans will open a 100,000-square-foot store in the DSW plaza at the corner of Middle County and Moriches roads near the Smith Haven Mall.
Wegmans has entered into an agreement to purchase 8.5 acres of the existing 28-acre plaza.
"We are delighted and proud Wegmans has chosen our DSW Plaza Shopping Center for their first location on Long Island," said Sam Shalem, chairman and CEO of Prestige Properties & Development. "Wegmans is a first-class asset and will be an incredible addition to Lake Grove and the surrounding communities. We look forward to partnering with Wegmans on this landmark location."
Some people in the area were overjoyed that the chain was coming to the area.
"We're going to have one, we're going to have one here," said Julie Black, of Nesconset.
Others weren't sure what Wegmans is, but are excited for its arrival.
"I'm looking forward to seeing how good it is," says Cristina Melo, of Nesconset. "We definitely need something in that shopping center. There's a lot of empty stores."
A spokesperson for the company says they're still in the early stages of the project so a timeline for construction and opening still has not been established.
Wegmans started in Rochester and now has 106 locations across the East Coast.
"Wegmans will be such a positive addition to our village, as it will help rejuvenate all of the retail in the area. The company has a reputation that will bring folks near and far into Lake Grove to do their shopping," said Mayor Robert Scottaline. "We are so excited to welcome Wegmans to our beautiful village. We look forward to working together to make a positive impact in the community."
The closest Wegmans location is currently in Brooklyn. Another location is opening in Manhattan in 2023.


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