Wegmans to Open Stand-Alone Restaurant

Wegmans Food Markets next month will open a stand-alone restaurant called the “Next Door Bar & Grill” across the street from its store on Monroe Avenue here.

PITTSFORD, N.Y. — Wegmans Food Markets next month will open a stand-alone restaurant called the “Next Door Bar & Grill” across the street from its store on Monroe Avenue here, according to a report in the Brighton-Pittsford Post.

The new bar and grill will feature an outdoor patio, and “the decor, the atmosphere and the menu will be relaxed, comfortable and fun,” Wegmans spokeswoman Jo Natale told the Post.

The new bar and grill will be the first stand-alone restaurant concept operated by Wegmans, and it appears to be a departure from the white-tablecloth atmosphere of Tastings, the restaurant Wegmans has operated in its Pittsford location since 2002.

Tastings will close when the Next Door Bar & Grill opens, and much of the restaurant staff will be transfered to the new location, including General Manager Alex Berentzen and Executive Chef Chris Brandt, according to the report.

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