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Thursday, February 18, 2010

Bon Vivant Wines in Columbia, Illinois, Closing This Weekend

Posted By on Thu, Feb 18, 2010 at 1:30 PM

click to enlarge Andrew Traughber of Bon Vivant Wines - DAVE NELSON
  • Dave Nelson
  • Andrew Traughber of Bon Vivant Wines
Gut Check contributor Dave Nelson passes along word that Bon Vivant Wines in Columbia, Illinois, is closing its doors after business this Saturday, February 20. Owner Andrew Traughber is taking a position with Cellar Advisors, a St. Louis-based wine-cellar consulting firm.

"The opportunity [for this new position] came up," Traughber explained when I spoke to him this morning. "I couldn't pass it up."

Columbia's loss could be your gain, however: Traughber has marked down almost everything in the store by 20% (or more) today through Saturday.

Related: Dave Nelson profiled Traughber for his Noble Writ column.

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