Dean & DeLuca not opening in downtown Bethesda

Dean & DeLuca will not open in downtown Bethesda, Bethesda Magazine reported Friday. The gourmet grocer is “pausing our market expansion,” a spokesperson for the grocer told Bethesda Mag. That includes the much-anticipated store at 4749 Bethesda Ave., adjacent to JBG Smith Properties’ new headquarters building at 4747 Bethesda Ave. Work had stopped on the Bethesda location late last year, reportedly pushing the opening from late 2017 to 2019, although at the time some media outlets had already reported that the grocer was pumping the brakes on its expansion. (Wash. Bus. Journal)

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