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

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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. 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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    1. re: SilverlakeGirl

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

      1. re: SilverlakeGirl

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

        1. re: Das Ubergeek

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

          1. re: BubblyOne

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

            1. re: A5 KOBE

              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.

      2. 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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        1. re: summer2

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