How Long Will you Drive to Get to the Charlottesville Wegmans?

A serious question: if you already live in the area, will you make a special trip to the store? If you live up 29 North will you go here? If you live in Crozet, will you go here?

Wegmans is coming. I saw that all the trees were gone, so I turned around to take this picture.

Amazing how quickly land is cleared, particularly in context of how long this project has been in the works.




Update: Apparently there’s a Wegmans cult. 🙂


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  1. Terri Miyamoto December 8, 2014 at 13:49

    When we lived in NJ I traveled past a Wegmans on my way to work. Even that easy, it wasn’t a common stop for me. I can see an occasional trip out from Crozet but I doubt if we’ll be there regularly.

    1. Jim Duncan December 9, 2014 at 08:49

      I’m looking forward to trying it … but I was also looking forward to Trader Joe’s and that novelty quickly wore off.

      1. Stormy December 9, 2014 at 11:10

        Trader Joe’s issue for me is access. I’m hoping the developer provides better access to this shopping center.

  2. jfd118 December 9, 2014 at 07:27

    I will definitely visit Wegmans from Ivy. It will likely replace my trips to Whole Foods which are about once every two weeks or so.

    1. Jim Duncan December 9, 2014 at 08:48

      Is it that good? Better than Whole Foods?

      1. Stormy December 9, 2014 at 11:09

        Similar to Whole Foods. Different. Better is a value judgment that I’m not sure applies.

  3. Stormy December 9, 2014 at 11:09

    It’ll almost be the closest grocery store to me. The Food Lion (where you took the picture from) is technically a closer drive, but I expect I’ll do pretty much all my shopping there.

  4. Chris Bruce December 9, 2014 at 12:34

    One of your favorite answers – it depends. We do most of our shopping now at Whole Foods and the Kroger across the street. The Wegmans I’ve been to in Fairfax seemed to be a pretty good combination of the natural/organic type stuff at Whole Foods and a more mainstream grocery store like Kroger. If that turns out to be the case here and their prices are similar then we may go there often. It’ll be slightly closer to us than Whole Foods.

    1. Jim Duncan December 9, 2014 at 14:42

      It’s interesting. A friend of mine on facebook said that he drives past 4 grocery stores to get to his Wegmans. Color me curious.

  5. Gretchen December 10, 2014 at 10:15

    I think we’ll go occasionally from the 29 N area. We had to drive farther, with more traffic, to the one in Fairfax. Wegman’s store brand is better than a lot of other stores and their prepared food section is fantastic. Provided Cville gets a store similar to other markets and not a lesser store.

    1. Jim Duncan December 11, 2014 at 09:15

      There are lesser Wegmans? Don’t kill the illusion! I’m expecting wonder and joy and delicious bread when I walk into Wegmans … once every three months. Or more often, for lunch.


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