Wegmans, Upstate New York's favorite supermarket, to open in Washington, D.C.

Wegmans, Upstate New York's favorite supermarket, to open in Washington, D.C.
Wegman's in Pittsford, N.Y. Credit: Wegmans

Wegman's in Pittsford, N.Y. Credit: Wegmans

The wait for Wegmans in Washington, D.C. is coming to an end.

The Rochester-based supermarket chain is set to over part of Fannie Mae's headquarters in the city's Tenleytown neighborhood once the mortgage giants move out next year. The supermarket is slated to open in late 2021 at the earliest, according to the Washington Business Journal.

In addition to the supermarket, the D.C. Wegmans will have a standalone restaurant above the store. At 80,000 square feet, the new supermarket is expected to be one of the chain's smallest, the Washington Post reported.

Wegmans supermarkets range in size from 75,000 to 140,000 square feet.

Wegmans opened its first Virginia location in 2004 and its first Maryland location in 2005. Wegmans now operates 10 locations in Virginia and eight in Maryland.

What's next for Wegmans? A Westchester County location is scheduled to open in 2019 and for Brooklynites, the wait is nearly over. The 74,000-square-foot store at the Brooklyn Navy Yard is expected to open later this year, the Post reported.