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Published September 12, 2007 at 4:00 a.m.

The Old Brick Café in Williston, situated in a renovated 19th-century brick house, has closed. After trying to sell the restaurant for some time, owner David Herskowitz decided that continuing to run the cozy breakfast, lunch and brunch joint wasn't in his best interest. Local patrons are sure to miss the eggs Benedict and espresso...

Planning to PYO raspberries at Adam's Berry Farm? This year, you're out of luck. In a recent email, Adam Hausmann explained that "Due to repeated flooding in 2006 and early 2007, we lost a considerable section of our raspberry planting (over a half mile of row feet!). Fortunately, we have replanted what we lost and will be open again next season to the public."

Hausmann is planning to "honor his commitments" to his wholesale accounts. So berry-hungry eaters can still find the fruit at City Market and Healthy Living, as well as at local restaurants such as Penny Cluse, The Skinny Pancake, American Flatbread and The Inn at Shelburne Farms ...

Was it a Vermistake? Last week, we wrote about a new condiment company called Vermustard. But after we went to press, the condiment company's owner, Michael Adams, learned that the state had denied his application to use that name. He'll be going with Green Mountain Mustard instead...

Green Mountain Coffee Roasters has a winning formula for java sales, but that hasn't kept 'em from monkeying with it. Earlier this year, the company began selling "Gombe Reserve," a Tanzanian coffee named after a national park in the African country. The beans are grown sustainably by members of the Kalinzi farming cooperative.

Who introduced the Vermont company to the Tanzanian coffee growers? None other than chimp champ Jane Goodall. The shade-grown coffee is produced "in cooperation with the Jane Goodall Institute," boasts the GMCR website. On September 19, Dr. Goodall herself will travel to the wilds of Waterbury to visit company headquarters, where she'll announce that Gombe Reserve coffee is "the world's first product to carry that Jane Goodall 'Good For All' certification seal of approval," according to a press release.

Bueno Y Sano, located next to B-town institution Stone Soup, is scheduled to open next week. Owner Will Lowry can't say exactly when the burritos will start rolling, so keep your eyes peeled. . . One of Barre's two new coffee shops, Espresso Bueno, is throwing a grand opening party this Saturday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. There will be prizes, and, of course, free samples.

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