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New business Q&A - Calypso Kitchen

October 22, 2006

Name of business: Calypso Kitchen

Owners: Shawn and Nicole Payne

Address: 116 W. Franklin St.

Opening date: April 18

Products and services: Caribbean cuisine, eat-in or carry-out and catering.

Market area: Washington, D.C., Maryland, Virginia

How did you get into your business, or what motivated you to start it? "We knew we wanted to start a business and Nicole was a great cook, so we decided to do the restaurant, especially with the diversity we saw in the area."

Previous business experience: Accounting

Number of employees: "No employees yet - just family members in an effort to grow the business."

Hours: Tuesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Closed Sunday and Monday.


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Telephone: 301-791-3901

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