Wegmans Announces Plans To Build Harrison Store

Real Estate In-Depth | December 2016

Wegman's store in Pittsford, NY.

HARRISON—Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. has confirmed that the family-owned supermarket chain has signed a purchase agreement with Normandy Real Estate Partners for a 20-acre parcel of land, located at 106-110 Corporate Park Drive in Harrison to build a new store.

“We look forward to the day when we can welcome customers into our Harrison store and help them make delicious, easy meals,” said Wegmans Senior Vice President of Real Estate Ralph Uttaro. “Harrison is an ideal place for us to deliver on our promise of incredible customer service, the best ingredients, restaurant-quality prepared foods, and consistent low prices.”

The 100-year-old company plans to build a stand-alone 125,000-square-foot store and an 8,000-square-foot complementary retail outparcel. The site is currently a vacant office complex that will be demolished before construction begins. No financial terms of the transaction were released.

Wegmans and Normandy Real Estate Partners are jointly seeking municipal approvals for the project. According to Wegmans officials, design plans are not finalized and a construction timeline and projected opening date for the store won’t be determined until all necessary approvals are in place.

The Harrison site is 2.5 miles west of the Connecticut state border and 45 miles northeast of Wegmans’ Woodbridge, NJ store.

In New York State alone, Wegmans operates 46 stores in Rochester, Buffalo, Syracuse, the Finger Lakes, and the Southern Tier region, and has also announced plans for a store in Brooklyn. The remaining of Wegmans’ 92 stores are located in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Virginia, Maryland and Massachusetts.