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    Second Maryland Wegmans Store to Open in 2009

    ROCHESTER, N.Y. -- Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. here has reportedly signed a lease to anchor the expansion of the Village at Waugh Chapel in Gambrills, Md. in Anne Arundel County. The 140,000-square-foot store is scheduled to open in 2009, when it will be able to cater to a large influx of people moving to the area as part of the expansion of Pentagon agencies at Fort George G. Meade.

    ROCHESTER, N.Y. -- Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. here has reportedly signed a lease to anchor the expansion of the Village at Waugh Chapel in Gambrills, Md. in Anne Arundel County. The 140,000-square-foot store is scheduled to open in 2009, when it will be able to cater to a large influx of people moving to the area as part of the expansion of Pentagon agencies at Fort George G. Meade.

    The store would be located not far north of a planned Wal-Mart in Crofton. The first Maryland Wegmans opened in Hunt Valley in 2005.

    The Waugh Chapel store will closely resemble the Hunt Valley location, Brian J. Gibbons, developer of the Waugh Chapel Village South project, told The Capital of Annapolis, Md. The Waugh Chapel store will employ about 750 associates.

    "Having [a Wegmans] in the Crofton area is going to be a good thing for us," Steve Grimaud, president of the Crofton Civic Association, told the newspaper. "It brings the kind of services and products that people would be interested in using [as opposed to the Wal-Mart]."

    However, the community of Walden is opposing the rezoning of the Waugh Chapel Village South property, based on traffic concerns.

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