Monday, November 7, 2022

Wegmans watch on Astor Place

As you likely noticed in the past few weeks, the landmarked 770 Broadway at Eighth Street/Lafayette is behind a layer of plywood...
...with a plywood rendering, which looks exactly like the current building...
Gut renovations continue inside the retail space on the NW corner of Eighth Street at Lafayette ... which will be the first Manhattan outpost of Wegmans. (The one in Brooklyn opened in 2019.) 

Wegmans will occupy space on both the street and lower levels of No. 770 for a total of roughly 82,000 square feet. The grocery is reportedly set to open in the second half of 2023. (Published reports state that Wegmans plans to employ more than 500 people at this store, including 200 full-time positions.) 

And a look through the blogger portals provides the current state of reconstruction affairs here ... 
As previously reported, Kmart closed in this space after 25 years in July 2021. Wegmans had agreed to buy out the fading retailer's lease to make this deal possible.

4 comments:

djny10003 said...

Big fan of Wegmans here. I'm from upstate, and when I go to visit my sister in Binghamton, I always stop at Wegmans, just to buy something I've never seen before. Lots of different sauces, jellies, hot sauces, etc.

Anonymous said...

Getting to the Wegmans in Brooklyn is easy. Take the NYC Ferry from 34th Street to the Brooklyn Navy Yard (less than 10 minutes); then it's only a 10-15 minute walk (or a very short bus ride--B57 I think) on Flushing Avenue to the store at 21 Flushing Avenue. I've made the trip a few times. The store is massive and the workers are all super pleasant and helpful. Go while the weather's nice!

Anonymous said...

Great addition to the area !!

Emily said...

Thanks for the update. It can't open soon enough. RIP Food Emporium.