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Photos: Wegmans to Open New Store in Medford

Wegmans is opening its fifth Massachusetts location in Medford on Sunday, November 5, at 7 am, at the site of the former Meadow Glenn Mall. The 100-year-old, family-owned grocery chain has hired 450 people for its newest location. The 120,000 square feet footprint includes a Market Café with indoor and outdoor seating for more than 200. The store will also boast a Burger Bar that serves up burgers, fresh salads, sandwiches, specialty milkshakes, soups, and side dishes. Wegmans will be the only grocery store in Medford offering liquor, wine and beer. The store will be open from 6 am to midnight everyday following its November 5 opening.

wegmans exterior

When asked what differentiates Wegmans from the competition, the response was the employees. Wegmans says it invests in employee training and believes in a high level of customer service. The grocery store offers “consistent low prices” instead of weekly specials and other deals.

train

Each Wegmans has a mobile train running high above the store

beer

Wegmans offers an impressive variety of beer and the Medford location has over 1,000 to choose from

craft beer

Customers can build their own six pack with a rotating collection of single bottles in order to try different beers

beer

Wegmans says its alcohol prices are “competitive” and customers can take advantage of regular tastings

liquor

The grocery store offers both commonly consumed liquor as well as high-end buys

high end wine

The new Medford store includes a specialty wine room that is temperature-controlled and also offers bargain buys for as little as $6; altogether 2,500 wines are available

orchids

Orchids in Wegmans’ floral department

fall flowers

Flowers in fall colors

cheese cave

Wegmans has an extensive variety of cheeses, including these cave-aged cheeses

cheese plates

Cheese plates

Italian theme

The Medford store has a Mediterranean bar and other Italian touches in recognition of the area’s large Italian-American population

wine and cheese

Products are often grouped together, such as wine and cheese, to help shoppers find everything they need

dry aged meats

Medford’s meat department has a dry-aging case

chefs

Chefs and other staff prepare a variety of “ready-to-heat” and ready-to-eat options

prepared foods

Wegmans’ Asian Bar features Chinese, Thai, and Indian dishes

restaurant

The Market Cafe offers “restaurant-quality” food

seating

Wegmans has ample indoor and outdoor seating areas

nitro coffee

Cold brew and nitro coffee are available in store

nitro coffee

Baristas are certified at Wegmans, one example of the New York-based grocery chain’s commitment to employee training

custom pizza

Custom pizzas only take 3 minutes in this special pizza oven from Italy

marketplace

Wegmans wants to give customers the experience of wandering through a European open-air market

fall cookies

Fall cookies in the bakery

welcome balloon

Sunday’s grand opening will include food and wine samples, among other festivities

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