Wegmans, the highly popular mid-Atlantic grocery store chain, has won out over three other proposals to replace part of Admiral's Row at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, thanks to the neighborhood's need for affordable food shopping options and the chain's commitment to bringing 200 full-time jobs and 600 total jobs to the area, more than twice that of any other proposal. The store will be developed by Steiner NYC, and is expected to open in 2017. It will be New York City's first Wegmans and, at 74,000 square feet, it will be larger than both the Red Hook Fairway and the Gowanus Whole Foods (though still the smallest Wegmans).
· Wegmans to Open at Brooklyn Navy Yard [NYT]
· Cult Favorite Grocery Chain Wegmans to Open First NYC Outpost in Brooklyn Navy Yard [Eater]
· Brooklyn Navy Yard coverage [Curbed]
· Admiral's Row coverage [Curbed]