Connecticut Avenue stores will be razed for wider roads – NBC New York

Wegmans plans to open its first Connecticut store in Norwalk, and the company has big plans to handle the expected new influx of traffic.

In order to build wider roads that they believe will be needed to accommodate the expected number of shoppers, Wegmans has purchased a strip of stores along Connecticut Avenue which he plans to demolish. In their place, a pair of new pavements will facilitate access to the store.

A traffic study revealed that the proposed store could generate nearly 1,000 vehicle trips per day, according to Norwalk timeadding more traffic to an already busy road.

The plan would add two additional two-way roads that connect the store to Connecticut Avenue, The Hour pays.

The grocery chain also wants to build an office building and a two-level parking lot on the new retail site.

Wegmens plans to build on land off Connecticut Avenue near Interstate 95 on property currently occupied by an office complex owned by MBI Inc., which plans to move into new offices before construction begins of the new store, according to Wegmans.

Rendering of Norwalk location, courtesy of Wegmans.

The Wegmans’ property will be a nearly 95,000 square foot two-level store, as well as a two-story garage. The opening time has not been determined.

The company previously said it was seeking municipal approvals for the project.

“Each year we receive hundreds of inquiries from residents for a store in Connecticut, so we’re thrilled to bring Wegmans to Norwalk and get to know our new neighbors,” said Colleen Wegman, President and CEO. from Wegmans Food Markets. “Even before opening the doors of our new store, we are committed to making a difference in every community we serve.”

Rendering from Wegmans to Norwalk


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Wegmans has been in business since 1916 and operates 106 stores in seven states – Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Virginia.

The company said the stores had the appearance of an open-air European market.

“We are delighted with the opportunity presented by this sale of our property in Wegmans,” said Peter Maglathlin, CEO and President of MBI, Inc. in a statement. “While our current building has served us well over the past decades, the ability to move into modern offices while maintaining our Norwalk headquarters provides unique benefits to our business and our employees.”