Wegmans has a completely reasonable policy to delay store announcements until they're sure of the dates. But I have a completely unreasonable desire to shop in a Wegmans.
Therefore, I announce today that I will be outside the Wegmans in Columbia on Valentine's Day 2011.
I'm not saying Wegmans will be open that day. In fact, Wegmans list of future openings has listed two 2010 openings for so many months that early 2011 is probably a dream. But I have been waiting since 2007, when my neighbor who worked for Wegmans said the Columbia store might not open until (gasp!) 2009.
I tried a thoughtful post about why I want Wegmans. I created a one-button link for all the news about the Columbia Wegmans. Now, I'm laying down the line. Their motto is to "help me make great meals easy?" I'm thinking about a great meat for Valentine's Day 2011, so I'll be at the Columbia Wegmans at 9 am that morning -- either with bags to shop or my cordless drill to help finish construction. Either way, I'm coming! (How about them apples?)
(Update: Wegmans folks have talked about opening the Columbia store as early as October 2010, but more realistically in the first quarter of 2011.)
I'm adding a widget. Sorry about the ad. The widget company puts an ad on the free version. I'm saving my money to spend at Wegmans. I'll change the countdown clock as we learn more.