Wegmans submitted permit applications on Friday to start construction on its new Columbia store -- describing a one-story grocery store with mezzanine and a two-story parking garage.
I'm steeling myself to the reality that Wegmans probably won't open until 2012. But any progress warms my heart. My parents came from Fairfax with Wegmans cheese on Saturday. Absolutely spectacular. The grocery aisles will be nice, but I'm really chomping at the bit for the cheese, vegetables and all the prepared and semi-prepared departments.
(Update: I can now open both permits -- for the store (B11000259) and for the garage (B11000264). Thanks to Lotsabogeys, who tipped me to two permits. And thank you for noticing the missing zero.)
You can check Howard County's site yourself. Anyone know more details or timetable?