Wegmans confirms it is conducting a feasibility study in Victor, however, company representatives say Victor residents should not get too excited about a new store coming to the
Wegmans spokesperson Jeanne Colleluori tells News 8 Now, the Victor feasibility study does not mean the company has any plans to build a store in the town.
Despite the more solemn response from Wegmans, it doesn't stop people in Victor from wanting a Wegmans or any other grocery store for that matter. Victor is one of the fastest-growing suburbs in the Rochester-area region and it currently has no grocery store in its town.
“If you were to track and monitor, I ask our residents, and they share with me everyday and every week, it would be 'get us a grocery store in Victor,” says Leslie Bamann, Victor Town Supervisor who thought the feasibility study was great news, “on our annual reach-outs to grocery stores...we were very pleased to learn they have reopened the feasibility study until the end of the year.”
The buzz is pleasing a lot of residents too.
“You can't beat Wegmans for their produce,” says Tammy Boglione, a Victor resident.
“I can't really think of a downside because it's just an amazing grocery store,” says Jay Falzone, a resident of
Currently, the only grocery shopping option nearby are Martins and Wades in
“Maybe a little competition would do them good,” says Boglione.
The nearest Wegmans is in Canandaigua or Perinton.
"I think it would be great to have Wegmans in Victor because I always have to go to Fairport to get what I need when I'm in this area,” says Sarah Peters who lives in
“I'm between Canandaigua and Victor, I do some shopping at Wegmans and some shopping at Wades,” says Ann Maruke, a
Whether it's actually Wegmans that decides to come to Victor or another store, the bottom line right now for both residents and town officials is getting a grocery store in the Town of
“I would really, really like it if they had one here so that I could do my shopping in this area,” says Peters.
“I think it's a good thing for the people in this area because they really need a grocery store here,” says Maruke.