Paula Deen to open store in Buffalo suburb
New York -- Embattled Southern celebrity chef Paula Deen is opening a headquarters and store in Clarence, N.Y., a suburb of Buffalo, this February. The shop, Paula Deen Foods, will include a showroom designed to resemble Deen's home kitchen and offer products from her branded line of goods.
As to the location, Clarence is home to the Nanco Group, which produces Deen’s namesake packaged foods such as baking mixes, regular and sugar-free chocolates, and tortilla chips. The company was one of the sponsors that stood with Deen this past summer in the wake of a race- and gender-discrimination lawsuit.