Report: Copia Urban Winery to Reopen Friday, June 25

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Copia, immediately after the 2007 fire - Ian Froeb
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Copia, immediately after the 2007 fire
George Mahe reports on Feast (that's Feast, the St. Louis Magazine food blog, not Feast, the new culinary magazine from Lee Enterprises) that at long last Copia Urban Winery (1122 Washington Avenue) will reopen at 11 a.m. on Friday, June 25.

Copia has been closed since late December 2007, when an arson fire heavily damaged the popular restaurant and bar. Former Copia employee Gilbert Summers was sentenced last year to five years in federal prison for setting the fire.

I have no idea what the record is for the time elapsed between a restaurant having to close for renovations/repairs and reopening is, but Copia's two-and-a-half years must be close.

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