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

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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