Le Gourmet, the kitchen and gourmet store on the Nordstroms end of the Columbia Mall, is closing this month, according to an email from Wendy.
Wendy says there was a 20% sale when she visited, but it could be higher by now. One of the employees told her that they're planning to close the Columbia Mall location by the end of September, but the products will still be available on line.
I figured the new Williams Sonoma had to hurt Le Gourmet, and the mall has been aggressively changing tenants from the Williams Sonoma to the new Five Guys, imminent Yogiberry, and other food options. Says Wendy:
For the first 6 years I've lived in Columbia, everything in the mall stayed the same and within the last 2 years, the changes are happening so fast it's hard to keep up with them. The good news is, businesses go out, but new businesses come in, and they come in fairly quickly.