I just read on the web that Balducci's has been sold
to Sutton Place Gourmet. Anyone know if this is true?
Yes....to Sutton Place Gourmet....they have a few
stores in the area Around Washington DC, Bethesda and
Northern Va. . They're an upscale specialty foods type
of place. Similar to Eli's in some respects. Around
here they've also bought the Haydays chain which is in
southern Connecticut and Scarsdale.
Will Balducci's suffer?...probably to some degree
Unfortunately, Balducci's will probably suffer in the
sale, but I can't deny that I'm still excited about a
rumor I heard that Balducci's might be opening up on
70th street and Broadway. Has anyone else heard this?
It would be a welcome addition to those of us in the
west 60's who don't always want to head up to Fairway
and Citarella, and get stuck with Food Emporium's poor
quality and exorbitant prices.
I thought a few - 5+ - years ago when I went to
Balducci's they had already been sold. I'm not too
worried about any impending sale; they ain't what they
used to be. (Although nothing in New York is ever what
it used to be.)
Oh - and I just found out there's no website at
"balducci's.com". Maybe they'll add a website.