Hemminger: Wegmans "Poised to Be Among Biggest Sales Tax Producers"

Hemminger: Wegmans "Poised to Be Among Biggest Sales Tax Producers"

Wegmens-960x640.jpgChapelboro, October 14, 2016

The possibility of Wegmans Supermarket coming to Chapel Hill highlights several different milestones. It’s the first time that the Town of Chapel Hill and Orange County have partnered together for economic development work. It would also be the first Wegmans in Orange or Durham Counties.

On Wednesday, county and town leaders announced the Orange County Commissioners and the Town of Chapel Hill will consider an incentive package to bring Wegmans Supermarket to Chapel Hill. The Wegmans would open in the 14-acre property on 15-501 that will be vacated by Performance Automall next July. Performance is set to move to a new location near the Streets of Southpoint in Durham.

Almost as newsworthy as the supermarket itself is the first-of-its-kind collaboration between Chapel Hill and Orange County for an incentives package to make it all possible. The town and county would provide $2 million each over five years if Wegmans hits performance numbers.

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