NORTHBOROUGH, Mass. — For New England food retailers, the game is on. Wegmans Food Markets made it made its long-awaited debut last week here, drawing more than 25,000 curious New Englanders for whom the Rochester, N.Y.-based retailer was something of an intriguing mystery. Wegmans said the opening day crowd of 25,500 was its biggest opening ever, surpassing an estimated 20,000 first-day shoppers at its Dulles, Va., debut in 2004. Observers told SN last week that they saw little reason to ...

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