The Pink Chandelier in downtown Puyallup has a new café

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If you’re looking for a new cafe to visit in East Pierce County, this is your sign.

The Pink Chandelier at 121 West Meeker in Puyallup recently added a new cafe to the store. The smell of fresh coffee and baked goods will linger as customers browse among the home decor, gifts and clothing for sale.

“It’s going to smell amazing. We are coffee snobs,” said Renee Muir, co-owner of The Pink Chandelier.

Visitors can expect to find drinks and treats such as cappuccinos, lemonade, and buttery croissants on the menu. They also offer a custom medium roast coffee blend called Good Morning Gorgeous as well as a French roast called Midnight in Paris.

The cafe’s grand opening is scheduled for 9 a.m. on Saturday, June 25. In the meantime, visitors can get drinks and merchandise during store hours as long as someone is working behind the counter.

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Co-owners Renee Muir and Colette Wilson had long dreamed of having their own cafe and tea room. It finally comes to life in their store, The Pink Chandelier. Claire Grant Claire Grant

The project for a tea room will also see the light of day in a few months. Colette Wilson, co-owner of The Pink Chandelier, said she hopes this part of the store will be ready for the public before the end of the year.

“Everyone wants to feel special, and we want people to feel special but to make it achievable,” Muir said. “We have a little piece of Paris in Puyallup because why not?”

The Pink Chandelier planted its roots in the city about five years ago. Wilson and Muir took over about a year and a half ago when the COVID-19 pandemic ended their previous jobs, Wilson said.

Wilson and Muir worked at The Secret Garden teahouse in Sumner. When their workplace closed, they both retreated to their house and started baking sweets. Eventually, they got together and decided to go into business, Wilson said.

“We decided to create our own jobs,” Muir said. “COVID took them away, we created our own jobs, and now we’re living the American Dream.”

Their original plan was to have half of the store dedicated to retail space and the other half dedicated to a cafe. Due to delays and shortages around the world, it took them a while to complete the plans for the cafe. Renovation work on the cafe started about a year ago.

“We’re super excited to be here and we’re ready to shake things up,” Wilson said.

This story was originally published June 12, 2022 5:00 a.m.

Angelica Relente covers topics that affect communities in East Pierce County. She started as a press intern in June 2021 after graduating from Washington State University. She was born in the Philippines and spent the rest of her childhood in Hawaii.

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