Bocconcini Italian Eatery and Bocco Deli to reopen this week after temporary hiatus

WICHITA — Nathan Toubia's Bocconcini Italian Eatery and Bocco Deli have been closed since late last week, but he expects them to reopen by Wednesday or Thursday.

He says there are several reasons behind the temporary shutdowns.

"Mostly it was just catching up on paperwork, and I had the opportunity to get out of town," Toubia says.

He says he couldn't leave the businesses in the hands of staff.

"I lost a couple of cooks — a couple of key employees."

Toubia says he handled a personal matter that needed his attention and then was able to take a good trip with his children to see family. He says he hasn't had the opportunity to do that since opening Bocconcini a couple of years ago.