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Copia the same Nearly Four Months After Fire

April 17, 2008 Crime, Downtown, Local Business 4 Comments

On the morning of December 29th Copia Urban Winery went up in flames — ruled arson by investigators. The following message was posted on their website within days after the fire:

We regret to inform you that Copia Urban Winery and Market will be closed temporarily due to an unfortunate fire. The Copia family would like to extend their gratitude to all of you for your dedicated loyalty and support. We apologize for any inconveniences this occurrence may have caused. Plans to rebuild are already in motion, and updates will be posted regularly. We look forward to seeing you very soon.

Nearly four months later the Washington Ave restaurant remains boarded up with no signs of rebuilding taking place. The website is the same. To my knowledge there have been no arrests either. With so much good stuff happening on Washington Ave it is unfortunate to not see something happening here.


Currently there are "4 comments" on this Article:

  1. Jennifer says:

    The owners of Copia are still in the process of working through snags with the insurance company, but they are still hoping to resolve the problems so they can reopen the restaurant. Work should begin soon.

    [slp — That is good news.] 

  2. jim says:

    I was just wondering what happened to Copia and whether they were going to rebuild. Thanks for the update.

  3. Nick Kasoff says:

    Effin insurance companies. One of the beautiful victorian homes here in Ferguson burned nine months ago, and still sits awaiting demolition. A neighbor tells me the insurance company claims the guy did it intentionally. His beloved dog was burned to death in the fire. Insane.

  4. Chris says:

    Wait a minute, I could have sworn they arrested a former employee who had a beef with the owners, hadn’t they? It was a mere days afterwards.

    [slp — there was talk of a suspect but to my knowledge no arrest has been made.]


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