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LTHForum Sold, Stays In The "Family"

By Chuck Sudo in Food on Jun 30, 2011 1:00PM

2011_4_14LTHLogo.jpg Earlier this month news broke that the popular culinary chat site LTHForum was being auctioned as part of a bankruptcy judgment against founder Gary Wiviott. Yesterday the Tribune's Stew blog reported that LTH Forum was indeed sold for $40,000 to a group of longtime forum members.

David Dickson, Ron Kaplan and Steve Zaransky announced in a post to the message boards not to expect wholesale changes.

(W)e hope we can be more open in a lot of ways. More open to engaging with other web sites, media, bloggers, anyone who seems compatible with who we are. Yes, that means obvious things, like a link page, but also being open to other ideas as they come up. We will immediately be more open to new people helping us to run this site. LTHForum has been run for seven years by the same people. They are great people and have done an excellent job, and we are glad to say they are all sticking around. But new hands, new ideas, more help - these things are nothing but good.

Dickson will take over as CEO of LTHForum, Kaplan as COO and Zaransky as CIO. The three also stressed that there's still room at the table for Wiviott, who's taking a leave of absence from the website.