RE: Similar Experiences.....
I suppose the restaurant scene is one where the word "establishment" isn't always apropos. Many do come and go.
I had once written a full review with just the information that though I loved the place, it is no more. I don't feel that is really a good idea.
If I'm correct I remember Tom writing these announcements in Express reviews, now that we have them. I believe that's a good idea as a sort of public announcement to our readers.
I've also made phone calls to places when someone I do not know writes a review saying a place closed. I have in the comment section supported the information. I have never found somebody to say a place is closed that really wasn't, even so, I do check up on them on occasion.
Best yet would be the removal of closed restaurants from our database, but I don't believe this happens often if at all.