Food is being prepped inside teh new Wegmans off the Harrisburg Pike in Lancaster County.
On Sunday, the 125,000 square-foot store will open for the first time.
“We’re just putting The finishing touches on everything. All the perishables and prepared stuff is starting to roll in. We’re starting to a lot of production,” said Jimmy Bellis, Store Manager, Wegmans Lancaster.
The store has brought almost 500 jobs with it, and it comes in at a time when the grocery landscape in the area is changing.
Recently Whole Foods opened just miles away, and Giant has also announced plans to expand.
Wegmans newest store manager feels like customers will benefit.
“You see remodel is going on. You see this service that that is happening in the stores. There’s an uplift, prices have dropped,” said Bellis.
Wegmans managers like to promote they use local products when they can.
The Lancaster County store will feature the only Wegmans in PA with a burger bar, where you can order a sit-down meal, or grab something on the go.
“It’s a very fast paced, very quick options. It’s a quick causal option. Customers come up and they place their order at the counter,” said Keith Briggs, Executive Chef, Lancaster Wegmans.
“Coming into our stores … we’re not just grocery shopping. It’s really coming because it’s an experience when you go around our store,” said Bellis.