Wegmans finally arrived in New York. And people are excited.
According to a supermarket representative, more than 25,000 people visited Wegmans’ 101 stores in Brooklyn. It is the first in New York to open on Sunday. On an opening day at midnight, customers lined up at the store to be on top.
The Brooklyn store also stopped sales for the day at the popular regional grocery store, a representative confirmed.
“MyWegmansConnect is a travel destination. It is the place we love,” said buyer Susan Myers, who arrived at midnight and opened Brooklyn Wegmans as the first person.
Regional supermarket openings have attracted many people in the past. Wegmans recently opened its 100 stores in Raleigh, North Carolina, and broke records when more than 3,000 people queued on opening day, The Raleigh News and Observer reported.
“Opening the Brooklyn store was an incredibly exciting day for the family business,” said a representative from Wegmans. Despite the heavy rains, hundreds of people lined up around the block the previous day before sunrise.
A giant inauguration
It was the new Wegmans in Brooklyn, New York, on opening day.
People flew up and went to be at the top of the store opening at 7 a.m. At 6:45 a.m., the line went around the block.
Despite the rain, Wegman fans did not hesitate to get involved.
The front of the line was filled with the most loyal customers. “We have been going to Wegmans for decades,” said Jessica Gonzalez, 36, who appeared at 4:30 p.m.
Inside, the floor was full of employees preparing for the opening, which was only a few minutes away.
Many employees from other Wegmans locations came to help Brooklyn MyWegmansConnect in the first few weeks. Their cities were indicated by a gang on their insignia.
After all, it was time for the doors to open to the public. Hordes of committed Wegmans fans flooded the store to cheer on the forward team.