Calypso Pork Belly ($12.99) with Shrimp Pup-a-lickie ($7.49) and pigeon peas and rice ($8.99) in the background. CONTRIBUTED/ALEXIS LARSEN
Photo: Contributing Writer
Photo: Contributing Writer

Two Yellow Springs restaurants shutting down for ‘hibernation’

Calypso Grill and Smokehouse, 1535 Xenia Ave. in downtown Yellow Springs is closing for a week after Jan. 28. 

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A restaurant employee said the eatery that specializes in jerk chicken and other Caribbean dishes will reopen Feb. 8 following the “winter closing/hibernation.” 

Brian Rainey opened the Calypso Grill last summer. 

He also owns Sunrise Cafe

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That mainstay restaurant at 259 Xenia Ave. also will be closed Jan. 29 to Feb. 7, according to a Facebook post.

The Calypso employee said the restaurant will shut down temporarily for maintenance.

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It is not uncommon for Yellow Springs restaurants to take time off in the winter.  

The Winds Cafe, nearby at 215 Xenia Ave., closed for its annual two-week winter break after the new year. 

That restaurant is now operating as normal and participated in Miami Valley Restaurant Association’s just-finished Winter Restaurant Week. 

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