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    This Woman Is Shaking Up the Paris Cocktail Scene

    Vouloir, c’est pouvoir. Carina Velasquez saw a Paris without a thriving bar scene and believed she could do something about it. So she and her team opened a secret watering hole behind a dingy taco joint, then an oyster bar — that initially upset Parisians by not serving bread — an American-style dive bar and, finally, a Korean fried chicken place. None is traditionally French, but Velasquez’s projects are proving popular with Parisians and expats alike, and, for her next move, she’s planning to “go big.”

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