Grocery fans who’ve been waiting for years for Wegmans to come to the area finally have a date to circle on the calendar.
The Raleigh Wegmans Food Markets store will open at 7 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 29. It’s in the under-construction Midtown East shopping center on Wake Forest Road, just inside the Beltline.
It’s the first North Carolina location for the grocer with a cult-like following.
Wegmans is known for its bread baked fresh daily, fresh seafood, take-home meals, international food selection and elaborate cheese shop. The Raleigh store will include The Burger Bar, an in-store restaurant that will sell sandwiches, soups, salads, beer and wine.
The 104,000-square-foot store will hire about 475 employees. About 150 of them will be full time.
Applicants can apply at jobs.wegmans.com/raleigh or can call 984-960-5588 for more information.
The company offers full benefits — including medical and dental insurance, 401K (plus a separate Wegmans retirement plan), paid time off and tuition assistance — to full-time employees and part-time employees averaging 30 hours a week.