Wegmans to replace Astor Place Kmart

The recently closed Astor Place Kmart will be replaced by Wegmans, a regional grocery chain that originated in Rochester, New York. Wegmans Food Markets aims to open the store at Vornado Realty Trust’s 770 Broadway in the second half of 2023, Wegmans and Vornado announced. It will be the second...
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New York City, NYNew York Post

Wegmans announces second NYC location to open in 2023

There’s something new in store for the former, and long-standing, Kmart location on Astor Place in downtown Manhattan. The Rochester, NY-based — and cult favorite — grocery chain Wegmans will open up shop there, at 770 Broadway, during the second half of 2023, according to a Thursday press release from building landlord Vornado Realty Trust.
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When a Kmart Closes, a Window Opens for Wegmans in Manhattan

Wegmans Food Markets is taking another bite out of The Big Apple with a new store in Manhattan, scheduled to open in the second half of 2023. The new store at Vornado Realty Trust’s 770 Broadway—the former site of the Astor Place Kmart—will mark the second New York City location for the Rochester, N.Y.-based grocer. Wegmans opened its first location in the city in the Brooklyn Navy Yard in October 2019.
Henrietta, NY13 WHAM

Cheesy Eddie's continues free slice giveaway tradition Friday

Henrietta, N.Y. — Friday marks National Cheesecake Day. In honor of the big day, Cheesy Eddie’s is giving away free slices of cheesecake from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. at its Jefferson Road location in the Genesee Valley Regional Market. More than 3,000 slices are expected to be distributed on a first-come,...

Sunset Point Winery returns from competition with numerous medals

Stevens Point-based Sunset Point Winery in June returned from an international wine competition with several awards. The 21st Annual Finger Lakes International Wine & Spirits Competition was held in Rochester, NY, June 15-18. The competition benefits Camp Good Days and Special Times, a New York-based organization that works with children and families affected by cancer and sickle cell anemia. The contest is also one of the largest in the world, with over 1,750 wines compared by a panel of judges in a blind taste test.

Chili's Launches 'Chili's Girl Summer' Giveaway

Chili's is giving 25 lucky winners the chance to get their hands on an exclusive Chili's Girl Summer starter pack. Plus, one lucky fan will win the grand prize of an all-expense paid trip to Miami with their bestie. Keep reading to see how you can win the ultimate Chili's Girl Summer.
Rochester, NYSupermarket News

Wegmans to open Manhattan store in 2023

Wegmans Food Markets, the popular East Coast grocer with an avid customer base, will open its first Manhattan location in the second half of 2023, the Rochester, N.Y.-based retailer announced Thursday. The site at Astor Place in the East Village — until recently a Kmart store — will be the...

A New Vegan Butcher Shop Now Serves Upstate New York’s Kosher Community

A new vegan butcher shop just opened in Rochester, NY. The tongue-in-cheek business—Grass Fed—took up roots just blocks away from a prominent orthodox synagogue, and the entire menu is certified kosher. The plant-based promise of this new business allows many kosher customers to experience foods they have never eaten in their lives—from vegan slab bacon to butter chicken. Along with these formerly forbidden meats, plant-based pastrami and brisket remain the most sought-after items on the menu.
Rochester, NY13 WHAM

New help coming for some restaurants in the form of tax credits

Rochester, N.Y. (WHAM) - New help is coming for restaurants hit hard during the pandemic. Thursday, the state announced a $35 million Return-to-Work Tax Credit for restaurants that were in orange or red zones for at least 30 consecutive days in 2020 and 2021. The Hideaway Restaurant in Rochester was...
Manhattan, NYBuffalo News

Wegmans will open its first Manhattan store

Get ready New York City: Another Wegmans is coming. The supermarket chain will open a store in Manhattan in 2023, the Rochester-based grocer announced Thursday. The Greenwich Village location will take up 82,000 square feet in a former Kmart at 770 Broadway, filling both street and lower-level space. The space is part of a larger 1.2 million-square-foot former Wanamaker's department store, which takes up a full city block. The building has since been converted to office space. Wegmans has signed a 30-year lease.
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Wegmans in Manhattan: Supermarket chain to open second NYC location in 2023

Wegmans is coming to Manhattan. The Rochester-based supermarket chain will open its first location in the borough and its second New York City store. The Manhattan store will be located at 770 Broadway in a building owned by Vornado Realty Trust, a real estate investment company. It was previously home to the Astor Place Kmart, which closed earlier this month.

Some Monroe County restaurants struggling to find workers

IRONDEQUOIT, N.Y. — Many restaurants, both in Monroe County and around the country, are experiencing the problem of having open positions, but not having enough staff to fill shifts. Uncle Danny's Family Restaurant in Irondequoit is struggling to hire cooks. Owner Mary Stefeanou says she's worried the pandemic has changed...
East Rochester,

East Rochester Wine & Walk slated for Aug. 14

East Rochester Chamber of Commerce will sponsor the East Rochester Wine & Food Walk on Aug. 14 to benefit the Brenton Jacob Memorial Fund. Participants can pick up their glasses and passports starting at 4 p.m. at the Eyer Building, 317 Main St. The Walk will run from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Main/West Commercial area. The event will continue with a concert by Back in Town from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Eyer Building, weather-permitting.
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Tops holding virtual hiring event Wednesday

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — Tops Friendly Markets is holding a virtual hiring event on Wednesday. The supermarket chain is looking to hire cake decorators, deli and prepared food workers, grocery managers and customer service managers. Tops said applicants can expect to text chat with representatives for at least 10 minutes,...