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A new grocery store is coming to the former Toys R Us. Updates on Wegmans, Lidl and more.

For the last four years, a Toys R Us building, royal blue with bright yellow piping, has sat empty at the back of a parking lot in Christiana save for a few Halloween store cameos.

That’s now about to change. An Asian specialty foods market called Hung Vuong is preparing to move into the space. New Castle County issued permits for Hung Vuong in June.

The company did not respond to a request for comment.

Hung Vuong has four existing locations: two in Philadelphia and in Mayfair, Pennsylvania and Cherry Hill, New Jersey. It sells products from a number of Asian supply companies as well as some American products, meat, seafood, fruits and vegetables.

The Christiana Toys R Us was the last Toys R Us in Delaware. It was among the stores the company closed in the spring of 2018 after announcing a full nationwide shutdown. The Toys R Us brand is now reemerging inside Macy’s department stores ahead of the holiday shopping season.

Hung Vuong kicks off our list of grocery stores expected to open soon in Delaware. Here are the latest updates.

Wegmans

Location: Lancaster Pike (Route 48) and Centre Road (Route 141) in Greenville

Crews recently installed signs at the Wegmans under construction in Greenville. The company has said the store will open this fall, but has not offered a more specific timetable.

Accompanying Wegmans in the redeveloped Barley Mill Plaza will be First Watch, McGlynns Pub, La Tolteca and a coffee shop with yoga classes called karma KAFFE.

Lidl

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The Lidl in Bear has appeared complete from the exterior for several months. The company has not announced an opening date.

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