UPDATE: Dean & Deluca Closed for Health Violations

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Dean & Deluca in Georgetown
Dean & Deluca in Georgetown

Dean & Deluca issued the following statement regarding their Wednesday closing:

"The Georgetown store was temporarily closed, primarily due to issues in our open-air cafe that arose from major construction next door. We have been working closely with the health department today to immediately address all areas of concern, and are pleased to report that the market has re-opened.  

The cafe outside remains closed for service, but only because there are birds that have flown into the open air space. While we are unable to serve food and beverages at the cafe, guests are still welcome to sit there and enjoy food bought inside the market.  Additionally, we are in the process of temporarily moving the espresso bar inside, until the outdoor cafe issues are resolved. We hope to re-open with full service as soon as possible. 

As always, DEAN & DELUCA is committed to offering our team and guests the cleanest and most hygienic environment, and we will continue to work tirelessly to achieve the highest standards."

7 Comments For This Article

Anon

Does not surprise me. Only surprised it has not happened before.

Anonymous

The shoddy construction job Vornado is doing at Georgeotwn Park can only be contributing to this as well. All that vermin needed to go somewhere, and since they clearly did not do any pest control during the demolition, this was bound to happen. I hate to think of all the asbestos that's floating in the air too. Which is worse?

Anonymous

rats.

Anonymous

Last spring, a rat ran right in front of me while shopping. When I brought it to the clerk's attention, she said, "Yeah. We're used to that."

Enough said.

Anonymous

The vermin were there LONG before the construction started. That Dean and Deluca has been a health hazard for some time now.

Anonymous

Are they having any sales this week?

Anonymous

Don't be a cop out and blame the construction, those rats have been there forever.

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