Wegmans is Being Courted by Rensselaer County
Wegmans supermarkets have officially been invited into the Capital Region by Rensselaer County Executive Steve McLaughlin. Specifically, he'd like to see Wegmans open locations all over Rensselaer County and all over the Capital Region.
Apparently, McLaughlin wrote a letter to Wegmans asking them to consider opening locations after it was announced that Price Chopper and Tops Market would be merging according to News10. He said that more grocery store competition in the area is good for the consumer.
I live in Rensselaer County and would love to see a Wegmans open near me. Don't get me wrong I love to shop at Hannaford, Shop Rite, and Price Chopper. I just feel that Wegmans fits a different niche that we don't have in the Captial Region.
A few weeks ago I did a story asking what businesses people would like to see open in the Captial Region and there were two answers that were the most popular answers...Wegmans and Chick-Fil-A. Well, maybe someone like Rensselaer County Executive Steve McLaughlin read that article and it trying to fulfill our wishes. Sure, it's a stretch, but I'm going to run with it.
There is even a post on the Rensselaer County Facebook page that has over 300 comments and over 600 likes. It sounds like people are ready to see a Wegmans open.
Following Merger of Other Supermarkets, McLaughlin Invites Wegmans to Look at Rensselaer County and Region
Of course, this is just the first step in courting Wegmans to come to the Capital Region. A representative from Wegmans said, "“We are humbled by the response we have seen from the Capital Region and we are always looking for opportunities to expand to new markets. We do not currently have any plans to enter the Albany Market.”