Monday, October 26, 2015

A l’Etoile d’Or to Reopen November 3rd


jean-charles rochoux and denise acabo paris chocolate shop-8A l’Etoile d’Or to Reopen November 3rd
David, 26 Oct 05:27 AM

When a gas explosion that happened in the basement destroyed her shop, many couldn’t believe that one of their favorite chocolate shops in Paris was gone, including Denise Acabo herself. I visited her shortly afterword and she was in shock, missing her store – but most of all, missing meeting all the locals and out-of-towners that came in to visit.
I posted an update a few months later from her apartment, where she was keeping busy dealing with the aftermath of the explosion, writing notes, seeing visitors, and dealing with the wreckage. She told me that she wanted to reopen the shop, which she’s had for nearly forty years. But seeing the collapsed floors, shattered glass windows, and caved-in walls, I didn’t think she would have the courage to have the place rebuilt. The beautiful wood cabinets that were once filled with jars of French candy, the weathered glass shop window filled with vintage curiosities, and the intricately tiled floor seemed irreplaceable. How could it come back?


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