WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. -- Urban Epicuria, the upscale, gourmet specialty store on Santa Monica Boulevard, recently closed its doors after nearly two years of business, its owners citing insufficient funds for necessary expansion as the main factor. "The original location was built with the intention that its [production facilities] would support two satellite stores nearby," said co-founder Alan Baral. "The business plan always expected a three-store cluster, a hub-and-spoke arrangement. ...
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