Monday December 1, 2008
From the Associated Press: NAPA — "A Napa food and wine museum founded by the late vintner Robert Mondavi is shutting its doors while it seeks more cash to continue operating. Copia chief executive Garry McGuire blamed the current credit crisis for the closure announced [Nov. 24]. The nonprofit, also known as the American Center for Wine, Food and the Arts, has lost $4 million annually since opening in 2001. In September, Copia laid off 24 of its 80 full-time employees and cut back its hours as it sought to turn around its ailing finances. The $78 million facility shut without notice [Nov. 21].