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The Washington Business Journal reports that Balducci’s, the legendary gourmet grocery company that operates stores in New York and Washington, will open its first location outside the US - in the new Mall of Dubai in the United Arab Emirates.

According to the story, the unit will be one of several opened by Balducci’s in the UAE and elsewhere in the Middle East. The expansion venture is being financed in partnership with Nakheel Retail, the Business Journal writes.

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