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Media Coverage:

The Washington Post Magazine 

8/4/21

Why African American residents-turned-activists are trying to block a supermarket chain from building a warehouse in rural Virginia

https://www.washingtonpost.com/magazine/2021/08/04/why-are-african-american-residents-this-small-town-determined-block-wegmans-warehouse/

Bay Journal 

7/19/21

Mega-warehouses Take Toll on Environment, Localities

https://www.bayjournal.com/news/growth_conservation/mega-warehouses-take-toll-on-environment-localities/article_2cf71ea8-e55b-11eb-aacc-bfa8835d9767.html

 

Virginia Mercury

7/6/21

Army Corps of Engineers issues wetlands permit for massive Wegmans distribution center

https://www.virginiamercury.com/2021/07/06/army-corps-of-engineers-issues-wetlands-permit-for-massive-wegmans-distribution-center/

5/10/21

In Brown Grove lawsuit over Hanover Wegmans distribution center, Union Hill casts a long shadow

https://www.virginiamercury.com/2021/05/10/in-brown-grove-lawsuit-over-hanover-wegmans-distribution-center-union-hill-casts-a-long-shadow/

Richmond Times-Dispatch

5/5/21

'We're just tired of having our communities destroyed': Hanover NAACP and Protect Hanover file lawsuit in Wegmans distribution battle

https://richmond.com/news/local/were-just-tired-of-having-our-communities-destroyed-hanover-naacp-and-protect-hanover-file-lawsuit/article_8dc46b4f-6a6d-5cbe-842b-3edbe4b6e40d.html

 

Bay Journal

4/29/212

Opponents to Wegmans distribution center file suit

https://www.bayjournal.com/news/growth_conservation/opponents-to-wegmans-distribution-center-file-suit/article_77aac272-a8fe-11eb-9b2b-933fdba75d6a.html

WWBT

4/23/21

Hanover NAACP to appeal permit for Wegmans Distribution Center

https://www.nbc12.com/2021/04/13/hanover-naacp-appeal-permit-wegmans-distribution-center/

WRIC 

4/23/21

Hanover NAACP files appeal to Wegmans Distribution Center permit

https://www.wric.com/video/hanover-naacp-files-appeal-to-wegmans-distribution-center-permit/6563810/

 

Richmond Times-Dispatch

4/22/21

Opponents to Wegmans distribution center file suit

https://www.bayjournal.com/news/growth_conservation/opponents-to-wegmans-distribution-center-file-suit/article_77aac272-a8fe-11eb-9b2b-933fdba75d6a.html

4/20/21

County NAACP plans legal appeal of Wegman’s

https://richmond.com/community/mechanicsville-local/news/county-naacp-plans-legal-appeal-of-wegman-s/article_030aca8a-a1e1-11eb-a38c-eb98a636d364.html

3/9/21

NAACP condemns permit in Brown Grove

https://richmond.com/community/mechanicsville-local/news/naacp-condemns-permit-in-brown-grove/article_598e0938-8109-11eb-8f9f-3f84f57d88b9.html

3/5/21

Virginia board gives Wegmans permit to impact wetlands

https://www.bayjournal.com/news/growth_conservation/virginia-board-gives-wegmans-permit-to-impact-wetlands/article_24effcfa-7df7-11eb-933d-e3d6de831e39.html

Mechanicsville Local

2/2/21

Wegmans gets DEQ permit for planned distribution center

https://richmond.com/community/mechanicsville-local/news/wegmans-gets-deq-permit-for-planned-distribution-center/article_65f16ff6-7b89-11eb-b491-ff60ddfecfd5.html

Richmond Times-Dispatch

2/26/21

Controversial Wegmans project in Hanover gets wetlands permit approved by state board

https://richmond.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/controversial-wegmans-project-in-hanover-gets-wetlands-permit-approved-by-state-board/article_5c1e79a4-a90e-5280-a88a-a392d78191a4.html

2/2/21

Brown Grove supporters: environmental issues among concerns

https://richmond.com/community/mechanicsville-local/news/brown-grove-supporters-environmental-issues-among-concerns/article_0a0b0e5a-656c-11eb-a9d6-afbac40809c5.html

1/18/21

Virginia lawmakers join opposition to proposed Wegmans distribution center near historic Black community in Hanover

https://richmond.com/news/virginia-lawmakers-join-opposition-to-proposed-wegmans-distribution-center-near-historic-black-community-in-hanover/article_3340f249-b641-5053-8415-b575de542f76.html

Bay Journal

1/12/21

VA board delays a permit decision on Wegmans project in Hanover County

https://www.bayjournal.com/news/growth_conservation/va-board-delays-a-permit-decision-on-wegmans-project-in-hanover-county/article_9c1cc5a0-5508-11eb-89bd-bfa7422d72ce.html

Mechanicsville Local

1/5/21

Wegmans Project: Brown Grove concerns gain legislators support

https://richmond.com/community/mechanicsville-local/news/wegmans-project-brown-grove-concerns-gain-legislators-support/article_9f886d50-4f97-11eb-b6ae-13aad4ff57f7.html

12/29/20

COVID-19 Stories Dominate Top 10

https://richmond.com/community/mechanicsville-local/news/covid-19-stories-dominate-top-10--0-pandemic-takes-most-spots-as-we-look/article_1971a520-4a0a-11eb-981f-5357731bd7f2.html

Richmond Times Dispatch 11/20/20

State, federal agencies still considering environmental permits for Wegmans warehouse project in Hanover

https://richmond.com/news/local/state-federal-agencies-still-considering-environmental-permits-for-wegmans-warehouse-project-in-hanover/article_26ba9da5-3afa-5324-859b-3dd01454fa3c.html

 

Richmond BizSENSE 11/18/20

Judge sides with Hanover County in dispute over Wegmans approval

https://richmondbizsense.com/2020/11/18/judge-sides-with-hanover-county-in-dispute-over-wegmans-approval/#djPop

 

Mechanicsville Local:

11/17/20

Suit dismissed regarding Wegmans proposed site

https://richmond.com/community/mechanicsville-local/news/suit-dismissed-regarding-wegmans-proposed-site/article_0966ce7e-2900-11eb-b440-7bbd7c394b64.html

11/11/20

Pandemic does not deter economic development efforts

https://richmond.com/community/mechanicsville-local/news/pandemic-does-not-deter-economic-development-efforts/article_7371ed8e-2438-11eb-b0a9-73744b373ded.html

11/3/20

Revised wetlands request open for comment – again

https://richmond.com/community/mechanicsville-local/news/revised-wetlands-request-open-for-comment---again/article_42faa5c2-1de6-11eb-8dab-dbdeeed3c166.html

 

7/28/20

Opposition voices prevalent at DEQ hearing

https://richmond.com/news/local/hanover/mechanicsville-local/opposition-voices-prevalent-at-deq-hearing/article_a0a66648-d0f7-11ea-8c79-ff19f85e1fbf.html

Richmond Times Dispatch 7/18/20

At stake in dispute over Wegmans center in Hanover is future of historic Black community

https://richmond.com/news/local/government-politics/at-stake-in-dispute-over-wegmans-center-in-hanover-is-future-of-historic-black-community/article_67bb6c4e-3ddc-5e75-b051-498e6dd714ea.html

Chesapeake Bay Journal 7/14/20

Wegmans proposal stirs up land use controversy in VA

https://www.bayjournal.com/news/growth_conservation/wegmans-proposal-stirs-up-land-use-controversy-in-va/article_bb25299e-c217-11ea-bd5c-db7e3322e7b5.html

Richmond Times Dispatch 6/24/20

Facing lawsuit over Wegmans rezoning, Hanover supervisors vote to restrict truck traffic on nearby roads

https://richmond.com/news/local/hanover/facing-lawsuit-over-wegmans-rezoning-hanover-supervisors-vote-to-restrict-truck-traffic-on-nearby-roads/article_8e98bc3a-a591-5ec5-aaa6-6bdc8221dbb6.html

Mechanicsville Local 6/23/20

Residents: Plans for Wegmans are not a done deal

https://richmond.com/news/local/hanover/mechanicsville-local/residents-plans-for-wegmans-are-not-a-done-deal/article_9548428c-b575-11ea-ae69-d736496b9c8f.html

 

Richmond Times Dispatch:

6/5/20

Hanover County residents file appeal against Wegmans rezoning decision

https://richmond.com/news/local/hanover-county-residents-file-appeal-against-wegmans-rezoning-decision/article_1c3e1ae7-00f3-562a-b4df-fb820bd37cdd.html

5/13/20

Hanover supervisors request VDOT study to ban heavy truck traffic on roads near Wegmans development

https://richmond.com/news/local/hanover-supervisors-request-vdot-study-to-ban-heavy-truck-traffic-on-roads-near-wegmans-development/article_6b2b207d-562d-5a92-86e9-b53fa545a1aa.html

Mechanicsville Local 5/12/20

HCBOS votes 4-3 to approve Wegmans plan

https://richmond.com/news/local/hanover/mechanicsville-local/hcbos-votes-4-3-to-approve-wegmans-plan/article_efa6cc58-945a-11ea-85bd-d7323cfa71cb.html

CBS Channel 6 News 5/7/20

Hanover County to vote on controversial Wegmans distribution center

https://www.wtvr.com/news/local-news/hanover-county-to-vote-on-controversial-wegmans-distribution-center

Richmond Times Dispatch 5/7/20

Hanover supervisors clear path for Wegmans project after contentious public hearing. Residents plan to appeal

https://richmond.com/news/local/hanover-supervisors-clear-path-for-wegmans-project-after-contentious-public-hearing-residents-plan-to-appeal/article_37d4b220-4686-5617-85d6-7820e5205234.html

5/6/20

Video: Public hearing on Wegmans distribution center in Hanover

https://richmond.com/video/news/public-hearing-on-wegmans-distribution-center-in-hanover/video_f076721d-8649-5ed6-8026-2b0c5f9b7258.html

5/6/20

Hanover residents outraged over Wegmans vote congregate outside offices waiting to speak to board

https://richmond.com/news/local/watch-now-hanover-residents-outraged-over-wegmans-vote-congregate-outside-offices-waiting-to-speak-board/article_bc944cfa-28b5-5db2-943e-6e006d19060d.html

5/5/20

Hanover board chairman expects supervisors to approve Wegmans zoning request Wednesday

https://richmond.com/news/local/hanover-board-chairman-expects-supervisors-to-approve-wegmans-zoning-request-wednesday/article_86060aec-1e07-5836-8c78-6e74ded02104.html

5/2/20

Brian Buniva column: Hanover County citizens rights infringed during the pandemic

https://richmond.com/opinion/columnists/brian-buniva-column-hanover-county-citizens-rights-infringed-during-the-pandemic/article_2dec95e1-263f-526b-a51b-2165d6f3ed88.html

Mechanicsville Local:

4/21/20

Rules outlined for hearing on Wegmans plans

https://richmond.com/news/local/hanover/mechanicsville-local/rules-outlined-for-hearing-on-wegmans-plans/article_7b2451de-83d4-11ea-8b94-7f0d581d1ed7.html

4/14/20

Board postpones Wegmans hearing

https://richmond.com/news/local/hanover/mechanicsville-local/board-postpones-wegmans-hearing/article_4d66acae-7e77-11ea-a6ba-f797851dce15.html

 

Richmond Times Dispatch:

4/8/20

Hanover supervisors delay Wegmans vote again but residents say May 6 is still too soon

https://richmond.com/news/local/hanover-supervisors-delay-wegmans-vote-again-but-residents-say-may-6-is-still-too-soon/article_d0248f3b-e83a-561e-be94-040e6f9420b0.html

4/3/20

Government’s No. 1 priority today is public safety. A decision on Wegmans warehouse in Hanover can wait

https://richmond.com/news/local/government-politics/williams-governments-no-1-priority-today-is-public-safety-a-decision-on-a-wegmans-warehouse/article_6f17ff78-3dae-5fe5-b485-22e7787d9a4d.html

4/2/20

Push to postpone vote on Hanover County Wegmans project fails

https://richmond.com/news/local/push-to-postpone-vote-on-hanover-county-wegmans-project-fails/article_4691c74e-040e-54a1-b000-6f7b9f1f5e57.html

Mechanicsville Local:

3/31/20

Wegmans officials submit latest proffers

https://richmond.com/news/local/hanover/mechanicsville-local/wegmans-officials-submit-latest-proffers/article_c884152a-7355-11ea-bfcf-53a957421427.html

3/24/20

Health concerns postpone Wegmans public hearing

https://richmond.com/news/local/hanover/mechanicsville-local/health-concerns-postpone-wegmans-public-hearing/article_c2bdfca6-6dff-11ea-8c8b-2f05f814ba81.html

3/24/20

Postponed public heating isn’t halting anti-Wegmans effort

https://richmond.com/news/local/hanover/mechanicsville-local/postponed-public-hearings-isn-t-halting-anti-wegmans-effort/article_18c71318-6dff-11ea-b6ba-5f8e59e193d3.html

Richmond Times Dispatch 3/19/20

Hanover to delay vote on Wegmans distribution center project due to COVID-19 related cancellations

https://richmond.com/news/local/hanover-to-delay-vote-on-wegmans-distribution-center-project-due-to-covid-19-related-cancellations/article_d0b57fb7-438a-591d-ac67-e3f85399723d.html

Mechanicsville Local 2/26/20

Planners recommend approval of Wegmans distribution center

https://richmond.com/news/local/hanover/mechanicsville-local/planners-recommend-approval-of-wegmans-distribution-center/article_dc467c34-58ba-11ea-8d23-33f9963406d6.html

Richmond Times Dispatch:

2/21/20

Additional zoning conditions for Wegmans project in Hanover to be subject of negotiations before decisive vote next month

https://richmond.com/news/local/plus/additional-zoning-conditions-for-wegmans-project-in-hanover-to-be-subject-of-negotiations-before-decisive/article_08674e01-28ce-50e2-b770-7d76839310da.html

2/20/20

Hanover planning commission endorses zoning changes for Wegmans project despite opposition

https://richmond.com/news/local/government-politics/hanover-planning-commission-endorses-zoning-changes-for-wegmans-project-despite-opposition/article_d6e32f79-29d0-52c8-959b-6b70ff84b2d8.html

 

Mechanicsville Local 2/12/20

Wegmans plan to build distribution center attracts hundreds to meeting

https://richmond.com/news/local/hanover/mechanicsville-local/wegmans-plan-to-build-distribution-center-attracts-hundreds-to-meeting/article_2a02a04e-4dc9-11ea-ac2d-9b2a16b84a18.html

WWBT Channel 12 News 2/7/12

Hanover residents concerned over new Wegmans distribution center

https://www.nbc12.com/2020/02/05/hanover-residents-concerned-over-new-wegmans-distribution-center/

Richmond Times Dispatch:

2/6/20

Plan for Wegmans distribution center in Hanover faces more pushback as hundreds attend meeting

https://richmond.com/news/local/hanover/plan-for-wegmans-distribution-center-in-hanover-faces-more-pushback-as-hundreds-attend-meeting/article_bf6c5995-aced-564a-b204-d66555902e33.html

1/24/20

Hanover County values its Confederate Heritage. It needs to protect the historic Black community of Brown Grove from Wegmans encroachment

https://richmond.com/news/plus/williams-hanover-county-values-its-confederate-heritage-it-needs-to-protect-the-historic-black-community/article_fec938b2-a36f-58a3-a568-7b681e20ddce.html

 

1/15/20

At Hanover town hall, residents voice concerns about Wegmans distribution center project

https://richmond.com/news/plus/at-hanover-town-hall-residents-voice-concerns-about-wegmans-distribution-center-project/article_eda3ce9e-3fda-5821-9f45-b53e8b5a9b81.html

1/15/20

Video: Hanover residents hear form supervisor on proposed Wegmans distribution center

https://richmond.com/video/news/hanover-residents-hear-from-supervisor-on-proposed-wegmans-distribution-center/video_243b653b-ffaa-5175-90a0-9d512afb98bc.html

12/11/19

Wegmans planning 175 million warehouse complex off Sliding Hill Road in Hanover

https://richmond.com/business/wegmans-planning-175-million-warehouse-complex-off-sliding-hill-road-in-hanover/article_a9b2f706-796b-5812-87c9-f6f20018046b.html

Richmond BIZSENSE 12/11/19

Breaking News: Hanover lands 175M Wegmans distribution facility, regional HQ

https://richmondbizsense.com/2019/12/11/breaking-news-hanover-lands-175m-wegmans-distribution-facility-regional-hq/

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