WASHINGTON, D.C. -- A new Wegmans is news enough, but an underground store? Now that's different.
It was announced in May that Wegmans is planning to open a 90,000 square-foot store at the former Fannie Mae headquarters in Washington D.C. at 3900 Wisconsin Ave. N.W. It will occupy space underneath the complex’s Williamsburg-style main building, with an at-grade entrance at the rear of the structure, said Wegmans spokesperson Jo Natale.
The store is the first Wegmans in the District of Columbia.
The main building will be the centerpiece of a new urban village, according to developing partners Roadside Development and North America Sekisui House.
The complex’s original buildings were constructed by Equitable Life Company in 1958 and 1962. Fannie Mae sold the complex’s main facility to Roadside Development last November.
Wegmans currently operates 93 stores, mostly in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic. Future locations include Brooklyn, New York; Lancaster, Pennsylvania and a number of stores in North Carolina.