City | 9:26 pm | December 15, 2011 | By Alex Chituc

Claire’s loses a founder

Frank Criscuolo, who along with his wife, Claire, operated Claire's Corner Copia for nearly four decades, died suddenly on Wednesday.

Frank Criscuolo, who along with his wife Claire became a fixture in downtown New Haven as the founder of Claire’s Corner Copia, died suddenly at his home in East Haven on Wednesday. He was 62. Frank and Claire Criscuolo operated Claire’s, a vegetarian restaurant famous for its cakes, together at its location at the corner »