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New East Ave Wegmans to open in May, current store to close in February

Posted at: 01/17/2013 3:50 PM

Wegmans tells News10NBC that its new East Avenue store in Rochester is scheduled to open on May 19.

But before they can open the new store, Wegmans says it needs to close the existing store. The exact date for closing the existing store has not been determined, but Wegmans says it is planned for the last week of February. The current store will be demolished to make way for a parking lot that will include 349 customer parking spaces.

While the store is closed, the Wegmans East Avenue Pharmacy will move to 1749 East Avenue, next to the Country Club Diner.

Employees of the East Avenue store will be temporarily moved to other Wegmans locations until the new store is ready to be stocked for opening day.