RadioBDC Logo
| Listen Live

A haven from chaos

By Brian McGrory
Globe Columnist / October 28, 2011

E-mail this article

Invalid E-mail address
Invalid E-mail address

Sending your article

Your article has been sent.

Text size +

Not to put too fine a point on it, but Wegmans has become, in the two weeks since it opened, the biggest cultural/tourist/commercial attraction in the state of Massachusetts, bigger than any of the grand museums of Boston. And consider that Wegmans sits far from any highway in a little outpost called Northborough, which, oddly enough, is located just west of nowhere. But just as I was about to declare us an uncivilized collection of lemmings, no better than, say, Georgia or Texas, I happened to notice something odd around the dry-aged meat locker and the day boat fish counter. Shoppers were smiling. They were happy.

For more from, sign up or log in below

To continue, please sign up or log in to

Access the full articles and quality reporting of The Boston Globe at

Sign up

Unlimited Access to for 4 weeks for only 99¢.

Are you a Boston Globe home delivery subscriber?

Get FREE access as part of your print subscription. subscriber

Click to continue reading this article or to log in to