Railroad Square’s Wine Spectrum Wine Bar has closed its kitchens. The revamped space will now focus only on wine tasting and sales. The wine bar closed for several days and re-opens Nov. 4, 2008. Hours are: Tuesday-Saturday 11am-7pm.
Closed for good is the bakery and candy shop at Mendocino and Fifth St. Blogger Jeremy Hay talked to the owner about why things went south — and most of the blame was on the sagging economy. And though tough economic times certainly didn’t help things, BiteClub had a couple of confusing visits to the shop which never seemed to quite gel. It was open. It was closed. It was open again. They sold candy. Then they sold a handful of baked goods and cakes. It was a much-needed concept (a tasty bakery downtown! ice cream!) with a nice-as-pie owner who faced a serious uphill battle with revamping the location, non-existent parking and really nailing the downtown demographic. Bummer.