I just learned that COPIA, Robert Mondavi's Center for Wine, Food, and Arts has closed. The reason: the economy. They just weren't making enough money to stay open. I visited there over the summer
and had a lovely time. Between the kitchen gardens, the wine tasting exhibits, the farmer's market
, and the Julia Child-themed restaurant, it was a wonderful place to visit.The closing of COPIA
is a big loss for downtown Napa. Napa has been hit hard by the current economic climate. Times are tough for epicureans
, and the Oxbow Market
may be affected, too.
Have any food stores or food-related places been closing down where you are?