Brooklyn, NY - Wegmans is building its first store in New York City. The 74,000 square foot store is going up in Admiral's Row at the Brooklyn Navy Yard. The city-owned Navy Yard is currently undergoing its largest expansion since WWII. "This is a tremendous win for this community and for the people of New York City, " said Mayor Bill de Blasio. "We're going to see hundreds of good jobs, modern manufacturing, a new community center, and a supermarket that's responsive to the needs of our families. It's not often that one project can do all these things." Wegmans will hire 450 people, including 150 full-time positions.
It is expected that the number of full-time positions will grow to as many as 250, with as many as 600 total jobs expected. "It is a thrill to bring Wegmans to Brooklyn, along with hundreds of new jobs. Our family started this company in 1916, and we built our business by always putting the needs of our employees first," said Wegmans CEO Danny Wegman.
"Our employees are part of our family, and they are the reason for our success. We are proud to be part of this exciting project and look forward to providing the very best quality and selection, consistent low prices, and incredible customer service to the local and wider Brooklyn community."
Work on the site, which also includes restoration of two of the site's historic structures, is expected to begin later this year.