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Cathy Jett is the business editor at The Free Lance-Star, and specializes in covering the area's retail scene. You can email her at

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Wegmans to open in Charlottesville

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Do you live in Orange or Culpeper counties and wish you had a Wegmans that was closer than the one in Fredericksburg?

Your wish has been granted.

Wegmans has announced that it plans to open a store in Charlottesville. The site is in the area of Interstate 64 and 5th Street.

“This project is in the very early stages of gaining approvals, so we do not have a size, design or construction schedule at this time,” said spokeswoman Jeanne Colleluori.

If the opening day is anything like the one in Fredericksburg, prepare for the place to be mobbed. More people showed up than the entire population of the city.