The buildout for Wegmans at 770 Broadway on Astor Place has entered a new phase.
Today, reps for the grocer will appear virtually in a public hearing before the Landmarks Preservation Commission about a façade improvement at the landmarked building. (Thanks to Upper West Sider for the tip!)
Wegmans plans to ad automatic sliding doors — similar to the ones you'd find across the way at CVS or at Whole Foods on Union Square — to what will be a new entrance on Fourth Avenue.
Sliding-door fans can check out the detailed proposal here. (That link also includes info about the Zoom call.)
Receiving approval for sliding-glass doors might be one reason that this Wegmans outpost isn't scheduled to open until the second half of 2023.
As previously reported, Wegmans signed a 30-year lease last July for what will be the grocer's first Manhattan outpost.
Kmart closed in this space after 25 years on July 11. Wegmans had agreed to buy out Kmart's lease to make this deal possible.
Previously on EV Grieve: