One of my favorite things to do on vacation is exploring local supermarkets that we don't have in Connecticut. I went to a Publix while I was in Florida, a Hy-Vee in Missouri, and soon you'll be able to shop at a Wegman's in Norwalk. Wegman's is going to open their first store in Connecticut sometime in 2024. What you can't do here, right now, is shop at a Market Basket supermarket. I believe it's time for that to change.

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If you go North of I-91 and East of I-84 into Massachusetts and Rhode Island, you'll find Market Basket supermarkets. Market Basket currently operates 88 stores in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Maine, and New Hampshire. They're truly homegrown New England. Local products in every aisle, and a superior product selection overall. Market Basket was founded in 1917 in Lowell, Mass, and they're privately-held. Now, I don't know if this is the case, but did Market Basket and Big Y use I-91 as the battle line for who can go where in Connecticut?

The first supermarket that I fell for that Northern New England had that we don't still in Connecticut is Hannaford's. Market Basket recently pushed into New Hampshire, where we have a summer home, and it's wonderful. If you've been to a Wegman's, they're very similar. The Market Basket locations that I've been to are huge, think Super Walmart-size.

We have almost every regional chain supermarket around Connecticut, in our big cities. Caraluzzi's, LaBonne's, Bantam Market, Whole Foods, Trader Joe's, Aldi, and Market 32's have the suburbs covered. One area that needs? Northwest Connecticut, it's perfect for a Market Basket. Can you please consider?

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