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Restaurant closings: Sublime in Fort Lauderdale shutters suddenly, 32 East in Delray Beach goes out like a champ

Restaurant closings: Sublime in Fort Lauderdale shutters suddenly, 32 East in Delray Beach goes out like a champ

Sublime restaurant in Fort Lauderdale, a fixture and forerunner of South Florida’s vegan and vegetarian scene, shuttered suddenly this week after 15 years, leaving legions of fans upset and some customers wondering about whether they will get refunds on unused gift cards.

“I have mixed feelings, but it was just the right time for me to close,” Sublime owner and founder Nanci Alexander, 71, says in a telephone interview Thursday. “Running a restaurant, it’s draining.”

Alexander is noncommital about refunds on gift...

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