"I'm not dead," she said, in a not-so-ghostly voice left in a message.
A few weeks ago, we pointed out that Vivia's Kitchen had closed, which was true. What we didn't know was what she was going to do next.
"I'm closing soon on a place on MacDill," she explained to me later. It seems the regulatory hurdles of serving dinner at her tiny place on Armenia were too high. Plus, she was getting worn out by the pressures of running the business all by herself. "I cant produce the food I want doing so much alone."
So, she's got some partners and a bigger space ("ink is almost dry"). The new Vivia's should be opening by the beginning of November.