The kitchen is closed. Gawker has, via a tipster, a description of Gourmet’s offices after yesterday’s closure announcement:

By 1pm it is completely empty. Not a soul left on this side of the 5th floor. Security guards are standing by the elevator as the last of them trickle out. One woman was rushing to process one last invoice. Amazing how fast they cleared this place out
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Oh, and: photos documenting the overnight emptiness. One of them:


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Megan Garber is an assistant editor at the Nieman Journalism Lab at Harvard University. She was formerly a CJR staff writer.