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One Of Boston's Biggest Grocery Stores Is About To Close Down

Matt Lillywhite

The 134,000-square-foot Wegmans at the Natick Mall is one of the largest grocery stores in Boston...
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One of Boston's largest grocery stores will close this summer. Despite opening in 2018, and being Wegmans first multi-level store within a major mall, the 134,000-square-foot grocery store at the Natick Mall is going to close down this summer.

“Making these decisions is never easy. However, we do it for the long-term benefit of our people, our customers, and our communities,” said Brien MacKendrick, a spokesperson for Wegmans. “Unfortunately, with this non-traditional location we are unable to attract enough customers for our business model to work.”

“We love our Natick community and customers, and we’re eager to pursue new store locations in the area for the future,” MacKendrick continued. “In the meantime, we hope to continue to serve our Natick customers through our e-commerce offerings and our other area stores.”

The Wegmans store, located at 1245 Worcester St in the Natick Mall, is one of the largest grocery stores in the vicinity. According to an official press release, there are 365 employees (142 full-time and 223 part-time). Thankfully, all Wegmans Natick Mall employees have been offered positions at other locations.

Wegmans has five additional stores and approximately 2,700 employees in the Greater Boston area. However, the company stated that it has no plans to close any additional stores at this time, per the official press release.

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