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The new Wegmans supermarket in Germantown opened Sunday morning to big crowds of eager shoppers.

The 123,000-square-foot anchor of the multi-use Shops at Seneca Meadows is the privately held Rochester, N.Y., grocery chain’s first location in Montgomery County.

The upscale supermarket boasts more than 70,000 products, including 700 produce items and 300 imported and domestic cheeses, among its aisles, cafés, shops and seafood and meats stations, according to company officials.

Besides store-prepared dishes such as lasagna and spaghetti squash, there are sushi and rice-bowl bars, a coffee shop, pharmacy and a market café that can seat 200 indoors and outdoors with a fireside TV viewing room.

Wegmans, which dates to 1916, has 81 stores in six Northeast and mid-Atlantic states, with seven locations in Maryland. The Germantown store has 550 employees.