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R.I.P. Collegeville Acme and Wegmans

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R.I.P. Collegeville Acme and Wegmans

Chefpaulo | Feb 1, 2009 10:44 AM

While braving the morose atmosphere of the soon-to-be-closed Collegeville Acme, the seafood manager told me today that the Wegmans under construction on Rt. 29 had posted a "stop work" order as they are not proceeding with plans to open. Apparently, Wegmans management has no interest in opening a store that will turn less than $1M a week and, due to economic conditions, decided to conserve resources and back away from this project. Furthermore, Albertson's decision to close the Collegeville Acme was largely due to the impending opening of the Wegmans. As of 2/25, we'll have no Acme with no Wegmans on the horizon. I feel sorry for the 170 P.O.ed, teary-eyed Collegeville Acme employees who, if they want to stay employed, are being dispersed to stores up to 50 miles away from home. Anyone heard anything else here? What a mess!

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