N&O's Andrea Weigl mouthful blog reports that the Wilmoore Cafe has been sold to Chef Ashley Christensen. The shop will close down after next Friday and reopen in March as still a coffee shop but with expanded evening and weekend hours and expanded alcohol offerings. David Fowle, the current owner / originator of the Wilmoore plans to take some well-deserved time off but then get a job so sounds like he's moving out of the coffee business. I wish him well with whatever he pursues. While the coffee and sandwiches at Willmoore are very good and it was nice to have another independent alternative to Chef Ashley and to Empire Eats available, the real draw for me was being able to chat with Fowle.