Wegmans, the New York-based big-box grocery chain with a super-regional draw, has been leaking information for months about its plans to expand its territory into North Carolina. With a new deal confirmed Wednesday a new retail site in Raleigh will likely be the first out of the starting gate.

The newest Wegmans North Carolina location – the third confirmed so far in the Triangle – will anchor the new Midtown East retail center that’s already in planning stages along Wake Forest Road, just south of the I-440 Beltline in Raleigh.

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