The recently expanded Chimpun Peru Restaurant, soon to have a new name, offers delicious traditional Peruvian and Colombian fare. Owners Luis and Elizabeth told me about the restaurant's evolution:
"We opened the Juice and Coffee shop four years ago in the smaller shop, and this bigger place became available around February, right before Valentine's Day. Since the owner knew we were looking to expand, he offered us the possibility to move over here (next door) with the option to buy. So we moved the Juice and Coffee shop to this location and all of the menu; all our food came with us. But we were still working for the owner of this business. He said 'If you guys think you want to buy it later on, you can go ahead and buy it,' and that's what happened about ten days ago. We bought the business off him! We signed the lease for the building with both our names on it, my wife and I, and we're in the process of changing the name of the business. It's going to be called, 'El Chasqui Peruvian Restaurant.' El Chasqui, in the Incan Empire, used to be the mailmen. They would go from town to town, taking the news to everyone in the empire. Translating into English, it's 'the athlete of the Andes.'"
The soon-to-be El Chasqui is on N 3rd Street. You can call them at (484) 373-0711.
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