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Grocery Outlet to open at former Weis location

David Weissman
717-505-5431/@DispatchDavid
  • Grovery Outlet Bargain Market will open Aug. 4 in Manchester Township's Northgate Shopping Center.
  • The 19,000-square-foot building previously housed Weis Markets, which closed in March.
  • Grocery Outlet touts prices 40 to 70 percent off regular retail prices.

The 19,000-square-foot space formerly occupied by Weis Markets in Manchester Township will once again be a grocery store.

Grocery Outlet Bargain Market Logo (PRNewsFoto/Grocery Outlet Bargain Market)

California-based Grocery Outlet Bargain Market is slated to open in the anchor building of Northgate Shopping Center on Aug. 4, according to Christina Gayman, who spoke on behalf of the company.

Grocery Outlet has 250 locations in six states, including stores in Hanover and New Cumberland, and offers prices consistently 40 percent to 70 percent lower than regular retailers, Gayman said.

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Gayman said the stores are able to offer lower prices by relying on surplus products from distributors, and customers can expect different products each time they visit the store.

Typical Grocery Outlet locations carry refrigerated and frozen foods, fresh produce, fresh meat, organics, dry groceries, beer, wine, health and beauty care, over-the-counter drugs, household products, toys and gifts.

Current state laws prohibit grocery stores from carrying wine, but state legislators sent a bill to Gov. Tom Wolf's desk on Tuesday that would allow wine sales at such stores.

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Gayman added that Grocery Outlet's newer stores tend to emphasize the company's fresh produce and N.O.S.H. (Natural Organic Specialty Healthy) products.

The Manchester Township location will hire approximately 30 employees, Gayman said, and job fairs for open positions will be held at 1500 N. George St. 3-7 p.m. June 27, 7-10 a.m. and 3-7 p.m. June 28 and 7 a.m.-noon June 29.

— Reach David Weissman at dweissman@yorkdispatch.com or on Twitter at @DispatchDavid.