Dean & DeLuca’s SoHo Closure is Permanent

Posted on: October 28th, 2019 at 5:04 am by

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Dean & DeLuca, which spent three decades on Broadway in SoHo, is no longer part of the retail landscape. This was the flagship store, and last in the city to close.

Earlier this month, an ominous printout appeared on the front door of the grocer. It announced a temporary closure, and that it would “reopen soon.” But the sign-off is a bit more final, thanking customers for their support the last three decades.

Now, we can report that Dean & DeLuca won’t be returning to 560 Broadway. Auctioneers Amodeo Auctions are selling off the furnishings of the “world known food emporium” later today.

That Dean & DeLuca folded is of little surprise. Reports surfaced this past summer that the company owed hundreds of thousands of dollars to vendors. Then the midtown location suddenly shuttered. But back in SoHo, the store had for months been left for dead. Many likened the scene to a post-apocalyptic nightmare.

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