Wednesday, February 11, 2009
END OF DAYS PART 2
i read about the closure several days ago but i guess i was in denial. purists will point out that they'd already sold out to herseys. it's true but they were still putting out quality product. i'm expecting a lot more "boutique" gourmet food businesses to go down. the shittiest corporation i've ever worked for(i've worked for several), williams-sonoma, is struggling & i couldn't be happier. it's a shame that a business like scharffenberger's, which was all about quality & vision & artisan craftmanship has to take a hit while williams-sonoma(& this has nothing to do w/chuck williams, who founded the company based on the same kind of principals as scharffenberger's)continues to exist. i expect them to be downsizing even more over the next few months. they exist for the bottom line & the bottom keeps sinking.
unfortunately, for us bay area foodies, the restaurants will be next. hold onto your forks, it's going to be a bumpy ride.