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Topic: Al Lutz: Ghirardelli to replace Tortilla Factory

Mon 5/30/2011 2:42p
Al Lutz has a blurb up today on his site saying that the Mission Tortilla Factory at DCA is shutting down without notice this week, and that the building will be turned in to a Ghirardelli chocolate factory instead.


That silly little tortilla factory thing grew on me over the years, but if I can go in and get a free sample of chocolate and then sidle up to the soda fountain bar for a Gold Rush Sundae instead of being handed a dry tortilla from a bored factory worker, I will be one very happy camper!

How odd that Disney wouldn't announce the closure of the tortilla factory in advance. Maybe George K knows it was one of those things that people made fun of mercilessly during DCA's early years and he just wants it gone without mention?
Mon 5/30/2011 2:48p
It wouldn't be the first time they closed something without notice. In fact, isn't that more the case than not when something closes, especially if it won't be replaced right away? Don't we usually rely on rumor and cm's for that?
Mon 5/30/2011 2:49p
That's probably a good thing, I agree.

I was recently watching some old film taken at the 1915 World's Fair in San Francisco (avail. from Netflix) and there was a Ghirardelli chocolate shop in it.
Mon 5/30/2011 2:59p
If true, my wife is very disappointed. As she said, they have removed many things we loved about DCA. If they added Ghiriadelli, then that would be cool.
Mon 5/30/2011 3:00p
Great! When will they announce Earl of Sandwich???
What will happen to HaagenDaaz nearby?
Mon 5/30/2011 3:04p
Wait a minute I was thinking DD. So the Tortilla Factory is closing near the Boudin factory walk-thru. Okay I still want SciFi and Earl of Sandwich at DL property or DCA or DD. But Ghirardelli is a good start and makes me happy.
Mon 5/30/2011 3:15p
Dr Hans Reinhardt
Mon 5/30/2011 3:17p
Too bad they couldn't add the chocolate exhibit/shop and keep the tortilla factory tour. Oh wel.

Al mentions that the building will be redesigned to resemble the old Ghiriadelli factory in San Francisco (which is now a condo complex). How many different random places can they make reference to San Francisco in DCA without actually having a fully themed San Francisco section? Note that the bread tour is hosted by Boudin, which is another San Francisco original.
Mon 5/30/2011 3:37p
Awesome, chocolate beats tortilla's anyday!
x Pirate_Princess x
Mon 5/30/2011 3:44p
Aww, that bums me out. It was a great place for a little snack. Get a tortilla, then go get a piece of bread, pray for a free Mickey bread, and we'd be able to make it for another hour or two before dinner!

Although...chocolate.... hmmm..

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