Hey - is anyone else a bit tired of Wegmans opening up in the outer burbs? I'm not advocating they open up a store in the city - they are obviously very anti-city. But why do all their stores in PA have to be sooooo far from the city?
Downingtown, Malvern, KOP, Collegeville, Warrington....are all close to an hour from the city (KOP is a bit closer but when is 76 clear?). Why are they avoiding the inner rung suburbs? No I'm not talking about Upper Darby, Bensalem, or Cheltenham - but why not the Main Line, Lafayette Hill/Plymouth Meeting, Abington/Jenkintown, or Langhorne/Newtown? All of those areas are fairly middle upper class and could easily support a Wegmans AND are all 15-20 min from the city. I mean Warrington and Collegeville aren't exactly the first burbs I think of when I think of the wealthier areas around Philly.
It is ironic, that the Wegmans closest to the city are actually in Jersey. Mount Laurel and Cherry Hill are decidely "inner rung" suburbs. So why in PA, are all the Wegmans way out in the sticks?