Wegmans secretly funded anti-Whole Foods development groups


by: WROC

via WETM TV 18 | MyTwinTiers.com (NY) - Oct 8, 2020


BRIGHTON, N.Y. (WROC) — Two local groups, which have long-opposed the proposed Whole Foods development in Brighton, are thanking Wegmans for supporting their cause.


Both groups, Brighton Grassroots and Save Monroe Avenue, publicly thanked Wegmans Thursday in their joint efforts to oppose the grocery store project — which is being put forward by development group, Daniele Family Companies.


The development itself has stalled in courts for years. Most recently, both sides claimed victory after a recent appellate court ruling.


This is the first instance of Wegmans publicly acknowledging its link to the development’s opposition. The groups say Wegmans’ support is because of traffic concerns along Monroe Avenue and not because Whole Foods is an industry competitor.


Town Supervisor, Bill Moehle, has previously voiced support for the Whole Foods Development.


A statement from Wegmans officials Thursday said in part:


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