Monday, August 15, 2011

If You Squint, You Can Almost See The Olive Bar (Plus Wegmans Secret To Delivering Groceries)

Construction has kicked into gear at the site of the Columbia Wegmans.  I feel like skeletal girders just went up, but they're already wrapped in walls.

We seem to still be looking at a Summer 2012 opening.  I haven't heard more since the Columbia Patch's report.  But progress is always good, and I took an "out the window" video on Sunday.  The picture below shakes with each bump on McGaw Road, but you can now recognize the site as an enormous store.

People often wonder what makes Wegmans so different.  I posted two years ago about why I want Wegmans.  But one great difference is logistics.  Wegmans delivers 100% of its food in trucks like the one above.  Strobist, the eye behind the HoCo 360 blog, photographed that "vehicle."  You get great gas mileage from a Pez dispenser.

video

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

That video has to be depressing to labor agitators.

hoco connect said...

A real "game changer" for supermarkets in our area.

Cate in Columbia said...

Yeah walls!!!

kam said...

The Pez dispenser picture is adorable!

~kam