Foodee's No More | Food News | Seven Days | Vermont's Independent Voice

Seven Days needs your financial support!

Foodee's No More 

Side Dishes: A townie favorite disappears

On February 8, longtime Essex resident Dave Gaworecki took to his Facebook page to write, “I’m going to miss the best pizza in the area. RIP Foodees... :(” That announcement and its accompanying sad emoticon set off a firestorm of online activity, with disbelieving posts from many Essex residents. Multiple witnesses reported seeing the Essex Way joint shuttered.

Though Foodees owner Jim Daudelin couldn’t be reached for comment, Gaworecki reports that, according to a source he prefers not to name, “The financial backer pulled the funding because profits weren’t where they needed to be.”

Huh? Turns out the “local” pimply-crusted pies were actually part of a small chain, with other locations in New Hampshire. Gaworecki says the corporate decision happened quickly — and without notice. He spoke with one employee who claimed to have shown up for work to find the place closed.

Got something to say? Send a letter to the editor and we'll publish your feedback in print!

More By This Author

About The Author

Alice Levitt

Alice Levitt

Bio:
AAN award-winning food writer Alice Levitt is a fan of the exotic, the excellent and automats. She wrote for Seven Days 2007-2015.

Comments


Comments are closed.

Since 2014, Seven Days has allowed readers to comment on all stories posted on our website. While we’ve appreciated the suggestions and insights, the time has come to shut them down — at least temporarily.

While we champion free speech, facts are a matter of life and death during the coronavirus pandemic, and right now Seven Days is prioritizing the production of responsible journalism over moderating online debates between readers.

To criticize, correct or praise our reporting, please send us a letter to the editor. Or send us a tip. We’ll check it out and report the results.

Online comments may return when we have better tech tools for managing them. Thanks for reading.

Keep up with us Seven Days a week!

Sign up for our fun and informative
newsletters:

All content © 2020 Da Capo Publishing, Inc. 255 So. Champlain St. Ste. 5, Burlington, VT 05401  |  Contact Us
Website powered by Foundation