Georgetown’s Dean & DeLuca has been closed due to a rodent infestation… again
If I’m paying 7 dollars for a grapefruit, it better not come with a side of rat feces
Dean & DeLuca on M street has closed down on Friday, yet again, after the DC department of Health found a rodent infestation.
— Stephen Tschida (@ABC7Stephen) February 10, 2017
The news comes just a day after Whole Foods, another high end grocery store, in Glover Park was temporarily closed by the Department of Health for a failure to “minimize the presence of insects, rodents and other pests on the premises.” The store reopened just a few hours later.
Whole Foods issued an apology regarding the situation, including they “feel confident that the store is now ready to reopen” and “can assure the store environment is safe.”
While many were shocked about Dean & DeLuca’s closing, others noted how this isn’t the first time the location has closed down for violating health and safety regulations.
How many times has the Georgetown Dean & DeLuca been closed because of rodents? This is not the first time.
— Scott 🏳️🌈 (@dslundberg) February 10, 2017
In fact, M street’s Dean & DeLuca was closed down for the same reason back in 2013.
— DenRosen ✈️ (@DenRosen) February 7, 2013
There is no information out about when the upscale grocery store will reopen.