First it was Gumbo then it was …

The Canal Bar & Grill in Worcester’s Canal District, which opened as Gumbo before changing its name, has been sold. Canal Bar & Grill owner Nick Vapiano has sold the 65 Water St. eatery to Elaine Courtney, the former general manager of Nancy Chang’s on Worcester’s Chandler Street. Courtney worked at Chang’s for 18 years and has spent her life in the hospitality industry.