WASHINGTON — Alexandria residents, get your shopping bags ready. Wegmans plans to open its store near Fort Belvoir at 7 a.m. Sunday, June 14.
The 126,000-square-foot store will anchor the Hilltop Village Center, a 350,000-square-foot retail and office complex at Telegraph Road and Beulah Street.
The Fairfax County store will be the seventh Wegmans Food Markets in Virginia and the first in the state to feature a full-service restaurant called The Pub.
The company continues to hire and train workers.
“Though the opening is months away, we’re training our team now so that they receive some of the most in-depth culinary, customer service, and product education in the industry,” Mike Dempsey, store manager, said in a news release.
The store will employ a total of 550 people, 300 of which will be part-time. Of the 550, 500 employees will be new to the company and hired locally, Wegmans says.
Wegmans also plans to open Virginia stores in Chantilly, Charlottesville and in the Greater Richmond area.
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