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News Wed Mar 28 2007

Gourmand Update

It seems Gourmand has gone out of business... or has it?

Conflicting information abounds. Employees of sister store Filter tell us that it's just remodeling and will be open again soon. Others have told us that the store went bankrupt, yet another had heard that it was going to become a Mandarin restaurant. Drive-Thru contributor Christian stopped by the shop today and found someone inside who told him that Gourmand was indeed closed for good, but that the same owners were remodeling in preparation for a completely new concept under a different name.

What's the true story? We'll just have to wait a couple weeks to find out.

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Brian / May 8, 2007 1:49 PM

I walked past the old Gourmand location today--it now has a sign that says, "Coming soon, Mediterra". I didn't see any menus. The couches are gone, and judging from the new stainless steel decor, the hip coffee shop vibe is gone, too.

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Feature Thu Dec 31 2015

The State of Food Writing

By Brandy Gonsoulin

In 2009, food blogging, social media and Yelp were gaining popularity, and America's revered gastronomic magazine Gourmet shuttered after 68 years in business. Former Cook's Illustrated editor-in-chief Chris Kimball followed with an editorial, stating that "The shuttering of Gourmet reminds...
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