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Jovia Gives Up the Ghost at Last

Last call ...Photo: Carina Salvi

It’s been a long, hard road for Jovia, which opened in 2005 to lukewarm notices. Chef Josh DeChellis left after just one year; last we heard, owners Stephen and Thalia Loffredo were selling the chandeliers. Meanwhile, Zoë, the Loffredos’ California-cuisine spot in Soho, has been flourishing. A restaurant insider who is also close to the couple tells us that they’ve finally decided to do the obvious and convert Jovia to a Zoë-like restaurant, perhaps even an uptown branch. “Nothing is final yet,” Stephen tells us, but “if the change occurs, it will be pretty quick.”
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