Both the Delano’s IGA market at 27th and Geary in the Richmond, and the Delano’s on 18th Street in the Castro are closing in a matter of weeks, according to two neighborhood blogs. Staffs at both stores were given the news just before Thanksgiving, with a vague closing window of one to two weeks, and the Richmond SF blog suggests bankruptcy may be to blame. Delano’s closed one of their locations in Tiburon last year, but the franchise still has several other stores including one at 23rd and South Van Ness, and the fate of those is not yet known.
The company’s website has gone blank. The buzz around the Castro already is that Trader Joe’s should be eying this store, now that that other deal fell through. And in the meantime, Noe Valley SF sounds the alarm bell about "more people coming over the hill to the Noe Valley Whole Foods."
Update: Eater got the manager of the South Van Ness store on the horn and it seems that all six Delano’s, including those in Mill Valley, Fairfax, and Tiburon are headed for closure. [Eater]
Closing: Delano’s IGA Market [Noe Valley SF]
CLOSING: Delano’s Market at 27th & Geary; possible bankruptcy [Richmond SF]