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Here’s when the new Wegmans in Natick is opening

A rendering of the new Wegmans in Natick.
Handout via Wegmans/File
A rendering of the new Wegmans in Natick.

Wegmans says its massive new Natick store will open on April 29, and feature a full-service Mexican restaurant and bar called Blue Dalia led by Chef Roberto Santibañez.

“The restaurant will offer authentic, contemporary Mexican food and craft cocktails prepared with market-fresh ingredients,” the supermarket chain said in a statement.

The store also will boast a fast-casual restaurant called The Burger Bar, serving burgers, sandwiches, salads, soups, and milkshakes.

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The supermarket — located in the former J.C. Penney space at the Natick Mall — will span 146,500 square feet over two floors and include 100 seats for in-store cafe dining.

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The new location will employ 325 part-time and 225 full-time workers with “plenty of opportunity for career growth and development,” store manager Rich Boscia said in the statement, adding that the company offers “flexible scheduling, industry-leading benefits, and an employee scholarship program.”

Wegmans — based in Rochester, N.Y. — burst onto the local supermarket scene in 2011 with a store in Northborough before opening more locations in Chestnut Hill, Burlington, and Westwood. The Natick branch is the sixth Massachusetts-based Wegmans location.