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The Pub at Wegmans closing, store to focus on to-go meals

The Pub at Wegmans in Allentown PHOTO/FILE –

 

The Pub at Wegmans in Allentown is closing permanently. Wegmans announced today that it would be closing all the chain’s 12 in-store pub locations.

The Wegmans Bethlehem location did not have a pub.

“We know those who love our Pub restaurants will be disappointed to learn that we have made the decision,” said spokeswoman Laura Camera.

The Pub, which opened in June of 2013,  served chef-inspired pub fare like pizza, entrees, sandwiches and salads in a bar-like atmosphere.

The pub served beer from the collection of craft beers the grocery store carries – as well as cocktails and wine by the glass.

At the time of its opening the store manager described the Pub as a place for people “who prefer not to shop hungry,” as well as for those who want a quick meal on the way home from work and for families looking for an affordable dinner.

The 15,000-square-foot pub seated about 150 patrons.

It had been closed when in-restaurant dining was halted back in March because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The store will be repurposing the space for its popular to-go options according to a Camera.

“We are focused on applying our culinary expertise to the increasing demand for fast, casual meal solutions available in our stores, for pickup, and through delivery,” she said.

Camera said those working for the Pub have been offered other positions within the store.

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