We heard rumors that Dean & DeLuca was coming to Larchmont in the now empty contiguous spaces formerly occupied by Crumbs Bakery, Pickett Fences and Hans Optical. Reportedly the Larchmont “Q” conditions were cited as the reason they weren’t taking the space because storefronts are restricted to 40 feet.
We wondered about the veracity of that…but never mind – it seems the gourmet grocery is heading west to Melrose Avenue to establish its flagship LA store at the corner of Westbourne Drive and Melrose in West Hollywood, just down the block from the Pacific Design Center, according to Eater LA. Earlier Eater reported that Dean & DeLuca will open a store in Malibu, making three California outposts of the New York store, including the St. Helena store.
Well, at least, it’s official, LA is getting a Dean & DeLuca!