Oh, happy day! Officials from Wegmans, that dazzling, majestic, ginormous food emporium/engagement destination, have announced that a store will open in Newton’s Chestnut Hill Square development, along Route 9. Will our lives ever be the same? When they opened their first branch in Massachusetts a few weeks ago, residents were tantalized, paralyzed, awestruck, stunned.
Right now their sole Massachusetts store is in Northborough, about an hour west of the city. The Newton version will be a mere 70,000 feet, smaller than the other branch, but Wegmans officials say that it will still boast “almost everything customers have come to expect from Wegmans, including a Market Café.” No opening date has been set yet, but if past behavior is any indication, we expect throngs of people to camp out in the parking lot for at least a week in advance. [Newton Patch]