Sad news for Edmonton culinary community
Sad news for culinary community
The owners of Le Gnome in West Edmonton Mall ( Entrance 44) will close their doors January 31, stating that "We were unable to come to any reasonable terms with our landlord."
Le Gnome is an exceptionally well-curated kitchen shop, considered one of the best in Canada.
A damn shame.
I just returned from there, and things are getting pretty picked over. I managed to get one blue Le Creuset pot to match others I have and the last 2 Riedel glasses that weren't champagne flutes (luckily I didn't have chardonnay ones yet and they still had 2!).
Still a lot of high-end stuff left like Denby, Emile Henry, etc... even at 30% off it is quite pricey.
Line for checkout was about 20 minutes, and it was odd to see people with one very common $10 item (there was a guy with a colander)...I wouldn't stand in that line to save $3.
I'm going to miss that store.