Wegmans … Wow! Everything you ever wanted in a grocery store — and more!

Cue the choirs of angels. The much-heralded, long-awaited Wegmans has opened in NW D.C. More precisely, in City Ridge, the new residential, retail and commercial complex on Wisconsin Avenue where Fannie Mae once stood. (Its Queen Anne “castle” will now house an international education organization.)  

We’re talking a maximalist shopping experience here. At 84,000 square feet, you can easily get your steps in as you walk through miles of aisles of produce, meat, dairy, alcoholic beverages (including hard goods), prepared foods, ready-to-heat foods, global and ethnic ingredients, and a full-on market café (burgers, pizza, poke bowls, sushi, sandwiches), which seats 160.   

The family-owned chain is headquartered in Rochester, New York, with stores that stretch from Massachusetts to North Carolina. All supplied by hundreds of local farms, organic and conventional, elevating “farm to table” to a whole other level. Wegmans also pays it forward with donations to local charities, like Food and Friends, in every community it serves.  

And did we mention the “cheese caves” where cheeses are aged so they’re ready to savor as soon as they hit the display cases?   

Whole Foods, who?  

Why are you still reading this? Wegmans opened July 13, 2022, at 9 am. Go!  

For more information on store offerings and hours, visit wegmans.com/wisconsin-ave. 



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