October 19, 2009
TROY — Tosca Grille is expected to soon reopen after attorney E. Stewart Jones and a group of area businesspeople joined together to pay the restaurant’s $14,000 in back taxes Friday.
Chef Larry Schepici voluntarily closed Tosca, along with Tosca Etc. and the Illium Café, on Sept. 21 due to financial issues. Records on file with the state Department of State revealed that Troy Food and Beverage Inc., a company operated in part by Schepici, owed nearly $60,000 in unpaid taxes, interest and penalties dating back to 2008.