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Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Breaking: With Fancy New Wegmans Open, Reston Beats Manhattan to the Punch

Mark your calendars. Today -- Feb. 1, 2023 -- will forever be known as W-Day in Reston, the day we no longer had to get a day pass to Loudoun County or pay $11 to take the Toll Road to (shudder) Tysons to access the cornucopia of prepared foods offered by the New York grocer. 

But who knew that in the hypercompetitive world of grocering, Reston is a higher priority than another, slightly less planned community -- namely, Manhattan in fancypants New York City

Pass the cheese and salami platter and check out this SHOCKING blockquote from Progressive Grocer, which appears to be a magazine for... progressive grocers:

As it prepares to open new stores in both Reston, Va., and New York City, Wegmans Food Markets is ready to fill management roles in those locations and across the rest of its eight-state footprint.

But the Manhattan Wegmans won't open until later this year, so suck on that, highfalutin' New Yorkers! We were a higher priority than your now demonstrably less important city.

It's funny -- back in the early days of this "web log," when the server was powered by candelight and comments were all in Middle English ("forsooks! My portcullis is the wrong shade of Black Plague Russet Brown"), there was lots of handwringing about how Reston was in danger of becoming "another Manhattan." The discernible lack of hot dog carts around our fancy not-subway stations notwithstanding, maybe now New Yorkers should worry about becoming "another Reston."  Imagine a merger of the DRB and the NYPD -- the NYPDRB!

"Got a 10-39 about some improper vent placements on 76th Street. Let's roll!"

Meanwhile, back here in Manhattan's Far South Side Reston, people are loving the new Wegmans.

To be fair, we haven't made it over to the new Wegmans yet, so a complete review will have to wait. We keep waiting for this to pick us up, but something tells us it might be a while, the end.


  1. I've never felt so alive as I do now having a Wegman's right up the street. I say to you this - my life is now complete. I will now dedicate the rest of my waking hours to getting Herndon their K-Mart back.

  2. Peasant From Less Sought After South RestonFebruary 3, 2023 at 10:20 AM

    To judge by all the hoopla about what is basically A GROCERY STORE, can we be excused for thinking that this is the Reston version of The Rapture and/or the second coming of Jesus Christ?.


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