My Greater Boston area transplanted Western New Yorkers:
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts cleared the hurdle for the first Massachusetts Wegmans today by passing the home-rule petition that will allow Wegmans to obtain a beer and liquor license for their proposed store at Westwood Station.
Alleluia! With so much going wrong in the world, this is a beacon of light in an era of sullenness. We are getting a Wegmans, and in within walking distance of a commuter rail station, no less! All the good and charity I have done in my nearly twenty-seven years is finally being rewarded!
So can we start a countdown? Can I start making plans to camp out for the 48 hours prior to the store’s opening? You all think I’m joking. I am determined to be one of the first five customers in that store. Wegmans is the best thing to ever come out of Rochester, NY, and I need to be there to pay homage to my hometown.
On another note, can you believe I have not been in a Wegmans in nearly a year?! A year! This may be why I’m so excited about today’s development. It’s all Wegmans withdrawal.
For those Massachusetts residents who have never experienced a Wegmans, you must think I am insane. I swear I am not. I implore you to visit the Westwood Wegmans when it opens, and within 15 seconds, you will completely understand why the store is such a big deal to us Western New Yorkers. It is indescribable. It is glorious. It is angelic. It is so unmistakably the most perfect grocery store known to man, and shopping in one is a religious experience. Wegmans stores are pretty much now the only reason to visit Rochester, NY (besides, you know, that whole “my entire family still lives there” thing.)
There is a reason I have taken a post out of a strictly sports related blog to write about Wegmans. That is how wonderful it is. That is how excited I am that most of the hurdles have been cleared for this project. And this is why, the minute they announce an opening date, I will be keeping a countdown.
Hmmm….W Pop. How close you are.