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Triangle: New Southern Season


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Triangle: New Southern Season

David A. | Oct 1, 2003 11:13 AM

I've made my first visit to the new, expanded Southern Season in University Mall. It's indeed gigantic, but it's lost all its intimacy -- it now feels like a gourmet supermarket -- a gourmet Walmart -- rather than a local shop with a personality. I'm a bit disappointed. I'm also disappointed that the store hasn't much expanded in the one way that would really have pleased me: as a purveyor of gourmet ingredients and professional cookware.

Major changes include:

1) Vastly expanded chocolate and candy selection. It's positively immense! Probably the largest selection I've even seen -- but then all I buy is Valhrona. Candy lovers, however, should be delighted.

2) Nice-looking cooking lesson studio on premises.

3) Expanded housewares and kitchenwares (still not interesting, though -- more for Martha Stewart types than serious home chefs).

4) Ready-cooked take-away cuisine and salad bar (yawn).

5) Somewhat expanded wine selection.

Cheese selection seems to me about the same -- too bad.

David A.

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