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Milestone store opening for Dollar General

BY Marianne Wilson

Dollar General is celebrating an important milestone.

The discounter has opened its 14,000th retail location. The store is located in Dauphin, Pa.

“Dollar General is excited to celebrate our company’s continued growth by celebrating our 14,000th store grand opening today,” said Todd Vasos, CEO, Dollar General. “For nearly 80 years, Dollar General has continually been focused on delivering everyday low prices, convenience and value to the communities we serve."

Dollar General employs approximately 5,700 employees in Pennsylvania through approximately 625 stores and its distribution center in Bethel (Berks County).

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Upcoming store will be a first for Wegmans

BY Marianne Wilson

Wegmans Food Markets is expanding its footprint with a new concept.

In a first for the 101-year-old grocer, Wegmans said it will open a two-level store, at Natick Mall, Natick, Mass., with direct access to the shopping center. The 134,000-sq.-ft. store will be located in a building that formerly housed one of the mall's anchors, J.C. Penney.

The new Wegmans, scheduled to open in spring 2018, will devote 12,500 sq. ft. on the second floor to two restaurant concepts. The grocer is seeking a complementary tenant for the 45,000-sq.-ft. third floor of the building.

The family-owned Wegmans operates 93-supermarkets across New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Virginia, Maryland, and Massachusetts. The Natick location will be Wegman's sixth location in Massachusetts. It is scheduled to open a store in Medford, Mass., at the beginning of November.

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Wegmans may lose out to parking garage in Boston

BY CSA STAFF

The paucity of parking in Boston could scuttle hopes of residents there to obtain their first Wegmans supermarket.

A Wegmans had for years been in Samuel Associates’ planned Landmark Center expansion in the Fenway section of town. But, with parking lot rates zooming upwards in Boston, the developer is now leaning toward keeping the garage it was to demolish to make room for the supermarket, reports the Boston Globe.

Wegmans apparently will continue its search for a site in Beantown, however. For more, click here.

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