One possible buyer for the defunct Copia Food and Wine Center: The Food Network. According to the Santa Rosa Press Democrat’s Bite Club blog, rumor is that the network is eyeballing the downtown Napa site for a West Coast headquarters. “With the imminent arrival of Iron Chef Morimoto, Marin’s nice-guy chef, Tyler Florence opening ventures all over Northern California, Michael Chiarello’s Bottega and Napa Style empire in Yountville and FN Golden Boy Guy Fieri all hanging out in Wine Country, it seems like a no-brainer,” Bite Club wrote. Proposals for the site are due by Nov. 12, so we may know soon.
Earlier: Copia for Sale in Napa [Grub Street SF]