Rochester, NY - The long awaited East Avenue Wegmans is set to open Sunday and big crowds are expected to check it out.


"We really listened to customers at East Avenue and brought to this new store the things they were asking for," says Jo Natale a spokes women for Wegmans. "More fresh perishable foods, fresh produce, fresh seafood, more selection in the bakery and in organic items across the store not just produce but certainly more prepared foods. "


The new store will be double the size of the old store and will have a lot of new items such as a marketplace cafe, complete with a fireplace. "It has seating for more than 100" says Natale "and it offers more of what was already there."


It’s been in the planning stages for seventeen years and now will become reality tomorrow. "We began to acquire properties behind the East Avenue store as they became available for sale. That process began in 1996 and it took us all the way to 2010 before we were able to purchase the properties.


The local grocery chain opens for business Sunday at 7:00 AM.