Well, we guessed, but we guessed wrong.
The former D&G store in SoHo is not being converted into a full Dolce & Gabbana boutique as we had deduced, but will soon re-open as a Just Cavalli store. Some may remember a lavish store for Roberto Cavalli's diffusion line on Fifth Avenue a few years ago that closed when the designer's licensee, Ittierre, ran into financial trouble and soured their relationship. The former D&G space at 430-434 West Broadway has been leased by Cavalli's new licensee for the diffusion line, Staff U.S.A. Coincidentally, Ittierre was also the original D&G licensee when that shop opened, but no longer has any affiliation with either designer. There's no ETA for the Just Cavalli store, and a peek through the tiny cracks in the window coverings suggests that no construction or demolition has yet begun, so let's conservatively guess that this one might appear in the Spring.
As for the reported Dolce & Gabbana SoHo boutique, which is expected to be a departure from the brand's standard retail template, no specific location has been announced, so that one might not appear for a while.