Bella Cucina Porta Via, the Atlanta based gourmet foods business, mysteriously shuttered its doors late last week, Tomorrow’s News Today is reporting.
In addition to the sudden closure of their Virginia-Highland retail location at 1044 North Highland, there are reports that Bella Cucina’s production facility on Murphy Avenue has also closed down as well.
Though the website was temporarily down, it appears to be back up and running and on July 10th, Bell Cucina posted this note on their Facebook page:
Thank you to our loyal and local supporters for 8 great years in Virginia Highlands. We’ve loved every minute of it! Stay tuned for a fall opening of a new retail location. Until then, you can always get your artichoke pesto fix from Whole Foods or visit us online. Buon appetito!
Owner Alisa Berry filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy back in January of this year.
Hopefully, they are able to get back onto their feet and we won’t have to say goodbye to an Atlanta food entrepreneur. But just in case, fans might want to stock up on those tasty pestos. You can store them next to the crates of Twinkies you bought a few months ago.
- By Jon Watson, Food and More blog