Dean & DeLuca Announces It No Longer Plans To Open Store in Downtown Bethesda

The high-end grocery sequence has paused a marketplace expansion, a mouthpiece says

A digest of JBG Smith's devise for 4747 and 4749 Bethesda Ave.

A digest of JBG Smith’s devise for 4747 and 4749 Bethesda Ave.


Gourmet grocer Dean DeLuca will not be opening a store in downtown Bethesda after all, a association mouthpiece pronounced Friday afternoon.

The food purveyor’s attainment had been hotly approaching locally given the 2016 announcement that it would pierce into a sell space underneath construction during 4749 Bethesda Ave. But given then, there have been signs a plan competence not pierce brazen as creatively planned.

The store, partial of a incomparable JBG Smith redevelopment, was primarily approaching to open in tumble 2017. Last year, a execution of a JBG Smith plan was pushed back to 2019 since Dean DeLuca wanted to cgange a store design, a developer reported.

Now, a association orator says a store wouldn’t be entrance during all.

“Dean DeLuca is not opening in Bethesda. We are now pausing a marketplace expansion,” Jee Park, clamp boss of Magrino Public Relations, a organisation that represents a food company, wrote in a Friday email.

The high-end grocery sequence final year reported it would be focusing on a brand’s existent stores rather than expanding, according to news reports. Dean DeLuca that year canceled skeleton to open new locations in New York City and Texas.

The store plan during Bethesda Avenue is partial of JBG Smith’s renovate of that area. The association is also building an adjacent 14-story prize bureau building during 4747 Bethesda Ave. that has captivated big-name tenants such as Booz Allen Hamilton and Host Hotels Resorts. The bureau building is slated for execution in late 2019.

A mouthpiece for JBG Smith pronounced Friday afternoon that association member were not immediately means to criticism on a news about Dean DeLuca.

The Dean DeLuca designed for Bethesda was approaching to offer a same epicurean preference as a company’s obvious Georgetown store, offered cheeses, charcuterie, baked goods, produce, meats, seafood, coffees and prepared foods.

The association formed in Kansas has stores in New York, California, Kansas and Hawaii, and several general locations.

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