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First Wegmans store in NC announces when it will open in Raleigh

Time-lapse video Wegmans and the Midtown East shopping center under construction

The Midtown East shopping center on Wake Forest Road in Raleigh will be home to the Triangle’s first Wegmans grocery store, and other tenants. Time-lapse video from Williams Company shows progress on the site.
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The Midtown East shopping center on Wake Forest Road in Raleigh will be home to the Triangle’s first Wegmans grocery store, and other tenants. Time-lapse video from Williams Company shows progress on the site.

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.

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The Wegmans store in Raleigh will have a Burger Bar. RichSchaub.com WEGMANS

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.

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Wegmans stores have up to 700 different fruits and vegetables on any given day, and 100 or more are organic. WEGMANS

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Thad Ogburn is The News & Observer’s Metro Editor, overseeing reporters and editors who cover education, local government, crime, courts, religion and social issues. A North Carolina native, he’s held a variety of editing roles in news and features for the past 28 years.

Thad Ogburn is The News & Observer’s Metro Editor, overseeing reporters and editors who cover education, local government, crime, courts, religion and social issues. A North Carolina native, he’s held a variety of editing roles in news and features for the past 28 years.

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