Seventh Street Loses a BYOB Spot, Ninth Street May Have Lost a Back Garden

I CoppiSuzanne Rozdeba

A “bistro Francais moderne” has left foodie row. Taureau, a quiet BYOB spot that opened in 2010 and specializes in cheese and chocolate fondues, has moved to 558 Broome Street. The Local noticed a sign up this morning announcing its move from East Seventh Street, between First Street and Avenue A. Don’t worry: you can still do fondue at the Bourgeois Pig on the same block, and also at newcomer Heidi.

A couple of blocks over, I Coppi, an Italian restaurant on East Ninth Street, has also closed, taking its lovely back garden with it. Civil Court documents spotted by The Local over the weekend and dated Sept. 7 indicate that the neighborhood longtimer, which opened in 1998, allegedly owes at least $37,600 in back rent. Calls to the owner, Lorella Innocenti, and the listed claimant, Daria Genza, have not yet been returned.