When I reviewed the crepes at The Wick on Brunswick St in November 2008, owner Larissa commented that, in taking over what had been WWWash, she was starting her first hospitality job. That did not sound like a viable position from which to start a business on such a competitive street to me, but I kept my opinion to myself.
Surely you need prior employment experience and some hospitality and / or business education or training to be a success, but what would I know? I’m not the entrepreneurial type. Now, in April 2009, less than a year after opening, The Wick is closed and the space is being redeveloped as a bar.