Looks like we could get a Wegmans in Abingdon or Emmorton

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    My neighbor just alerted me to this story reporting Wegmans is looking to bring one of its high-end food markets to Harford County. The Baltimore Business Journal on Friday reported:

    “Harford County officials say Wegmans is eyeing two sites along Route 24 in the towns of Abingdon and Emmorton, southeast of Bel Air. One spot is located at the intersection of Route 24 and Plumtree Road where developers are plotting a massive commercial development. Another prospect is a 60-acre undeveloped property next to Box Hill Corporate Center in Abingdon.”

    Despite the dour economy, the story says local officials are hoping to lure Wegmans with the promise of the influx of residents BRAC is expected to bring.

    The story says:

    “The county’s population is expected to grow from 249,753 this year to 268,692 in 2013. Its median household income is projected to grow from $74,713 to $84,000 in 2012, according to county figures.”

    A spokeswoman for Wegmans told the paper the company has no stores to announce in Harford county, but local developers said they have spoken to Wegmans about Harford locations:

    “Daniel Klein, a partner at Metropolitan Management Co., said his firm has spoken to Wegmans and other potential anchor tenants for a planned 400,000-square-foot commercial property in Emmorton.

    James Martin, president of Ward Properties, has talked to Wegmans’ executives about a 60-acre site his Edgewood firm plans to develop along Route 924, pending zoning approval.”

    The story went on to say that with the current economic turmoil in the country, it would likely be some time before a Wegmans would open in Harford County.