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Replacing an icon: Calypso moving into Café de Paris space


August 8, 2018

Michael Chambers and Jennifer Myatt have purchased Café de Paris and plan to open Calypso, a Caribbean-themed restaurant, in the fall.

The story of Michael Chambers’ discovery of his future home for a restaurant is an at-this-moment Edmonds one, a mix of luck and contacts.

Chambers, a bartender at the Loft, was soaking up the atmosphere in Engel’s Pub on a Sunday night several months ago when he spied Firmin Berclaz, the longtime owner and chef at Café de Paris. Chambers had served Berclaz drinks in the past.

Half joking, Chambers asked Berclaz when he was going to retire and sell him the restaurant.

Berclaz’s reply: “I want to retire. How about now?”

Two days later, a deal was struck, and Chambers realized...

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