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Forty delicious years

Claire’s Corner Copia is still going strong.

Mark Zurolo ’01MFA

Mark Zurolo ’01MFA

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Turning 40 can be tough, but there was no sign of a midlife crisis on display at Claire’s Corner Copia on September 16, when the much-loved vegetarian restaurant at Chapel and College Streets celebrated the anniversary of its founding in 1975. Guests included New Haven mayor Toni Harp ’78MEnvD and new US surgeon general Vivek Murthy ’03MD, ’03MBA. Murthy praised owner Claire Criscuolo and her restaurant for helping people eat healthier, but he also confessed that he had come for the Lithuanian coffee cake. Maybe he skipped the buttercream frosting.

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