MOBILE, AL (WKRG) — Celebrity chef Paula Deen is coming to Bel-Air Mall to help spice up the opening for Belk’s new flagship store in Mobile.
The mall’s Facebook page announced on Monday that Deen would be at Belk’s grand opening on Oct. 12th at 10:00 a.m. She’ll be available to meet customers and take photos.
Belk is opening it’s new location at the corner of Cottage Hill Road and Airport Boulevard, where the old Sears store used to be. They are moving from the shopping plaza across the street.
Deen is best known for her show on Food Network and her 2013 controversy for reportedly making derogatory racial remarks, leading to a lawsuit that was eventually dropped.
Deen has a line of cookware that is sold at Belk stores.