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What Happened

In December of 2019, an announcement was made by Wegmans, revealing plans to build a large distribution center in Hanover County.  The center would serve stores throughout the southeast. 


Over the next several weeks, there were informational meetings where Wegmans and County staff provided data to residents of the County.  During these meetings, numerous pieces of disturbing information came to light.  

  • Wegmans plans to build next to several residential areas.

  • Wegmans is asking for residential zoning protections to be removed.

  • The County Board of Supervisors indicated that Supervisors had been under a non-disclosure agreement.

  • The county and state offered 6.77 million dollars in tax incentives to the company.

  •  Wegmans acknowledged there is a possibility of disturbing several areas of cultural/historical significance.

  • The facility will run 365/24/7.  It was acknowledged that people will be able to hear the operations from their homes.


The disclosure of this information has left members of the community asking "What happened to allow such poor planning to occur?"  Many realized a need to organize and fight to protect the community.

What's next?

Now is the time to pull together as a community and protect what we hold dear.  That means different things to different people, but here are some things you can do:


Wegmans claims they want to be good for the communities where they do business.  Ask them to listen to the residents where they are putting this distribution center.  Ask them to be honest about their impacts and stop treating the community like they are not smart enough to see through the spin.

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