Short Order noticed a sign on the doors of Cooper Avenue with the lights out on Sunday night, indicating they are closed temporarily due to air conditioning issues. Owner Amir Ben-Zion, who's the man behind the gigi, Bardot, BondSt, and South Street Restaurant & Bar empire, told Eater that the restaurant gets very overheated and they're relocating the A/C from its original location of the second floor (a "mistake") to the roof. They just got the permit and are in the process of getting that in the works. He also said the ventilation issue with the New World Symphony "needs attention." They tried to remove the bakery and its three ovens but it didn't help the problem of too much heat and blowers on overload shutting down. Ben-Zion says,
"We plan to find our way back by Feb[ruary] or early March, we hope to reinvent and relaunch... Till then enjoy our other spots: gigi, Bardot, BondSt and our new sister, South Street."Hopefully by the time they reopen, Cooper will have the kinks worked out with the A/C and any other details needing attention to serve up their quickly popular American food in a more comfortable space. As the sign on their doors, Facebook and website says, "We will be back!"
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