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Newsday reports that Wegmans is continuing the expansion of its footprint in New York City and its suburbs, entering "into a deal to buy 8.5 acres of land in a shopping center in the village of Lake Grove, where it plans to build a 100,000-square-foot supermarket."

According to the story, Wegmans spokeswoman Laura Camera told Newsday "that the grocer picks new sites based on several factors, including the properties being in densely populated areas and Wegmans wanting regional locations that are easy for customers to find and access."

Wegmans has been operating stores in Brooklyn, New York, as well as in Montvale, New Jersey, and Harrison, New York, and recently announced plans to open one in Norwalk, Connecticut.

KC's View:

I have to believe that there will be other locations in the New York metropolitan area that Wegmans will be able to develop.  I've always felt that while there are plenty of stores, the tri-state area was devoid of the kind of competition and bar-raising strategies that Wegmans brings to the game.  That, clearly, is changing.