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What's happening with Dean & Deluca in Fashion Island?

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josephnl Jun 8, 2009 08:56 AM

Originally this store was to open this summer....and now I am hearing rumors ranging from "it's a bit behind schedule, to later this fall, to early next year, to even 'it's been put on hold'. What's happening....does anyone know. Will Newport be getting a D & D anytime soon?

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  1. SilverlakeGirl RE: josephnl Jun 8, 2009 12:09 PM

    Dean and Deluca is on Twitter so I just asked them. Here is their response"

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    DeanandDeluca@terila Fashion Island opening is schedule for 2nd quarter 2010
    28 minutes ago from TweetDeck in reply to terila

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      JimmyC RE: SilverlakeGirl Jun 8, 2009 02:02 PM

      i called them and they this fall in any event get your wallet ready

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        Das Ubergeek RE: SilverlakeGirl Jun 8, 2009 02:17 PM

        So if I start saving $20 out of every paycheque I might be able to afford it by the time they open.

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          BubblyOne RE: Das Ubergeek Jun 8, 2009 03:02 PM

          Actually, they have many things that are quite reasonable, especially considering the quality. I'm really looking forward to it! Thanks for the info!

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            A5 KOBE RE: BubblyOne Jul 23, 2009 04:44 PM

            In NYC they had Chanterelle mushrooms for $65/lb hahaha

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              joshekg RE: A5 KOBE Jul 23, 2009 06:39 PM

              Unfortunately, I've seen them at the farmers market for $14 1/4 lb. The $14 catches my eye and then I do the math. So whether $56 or $65, it's too much.

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        summer2 RE: josephnl Jul 23, 2009 11:16 AM

        I wouldn't bet on the store opening as scheduled, if at all. D&D is on the skids. They postponed construction of the new store in Kansas City and have laid off key people in their corporate office.

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          Servorg RE: summer2 Jul 23, 2009 08:00 PM

          http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/632503

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