Every once in a while the random rumors and insane ramblings of our readership turns out to have a nugget of truth. One of our dear readers wrote us to let us know that Amadeus Spa and its neighboring chocolate store at the Grove are closing down and in its place - Barneys New York is opening up. Our immediate reaction: No way. Not enough retail space. The Grove already has an anchor department store tenant with Nordstroms. But then we remembered the Co-op, Barneys' boutiques that keep popping up all over the place. A little investigative work (ok, just a Google search) reveals that indeed, the Co-op is coming to the Grove. Now Angelenos won't have to travel all the way over to Robertson to buy their overpriced designer demin. At least, they won't have to come March 2007, when the Co-op is scheduled to open.
Our reader also claims another parking garage is in the works. Since he or she has been proven right on the Barneys rumor, we're willing to believe this one too.
· THE GROVE HEATS UP LA FASHION SCENE WITH BARNEYS NEW YORK CO-OP