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Ground Control Wants to ‘Bring Parisians Back to the Champs-Elysées’

PARIS — Denis Legat and chef Stéphane Jégo didn’t expect the police to turn up a week before the opening of their latest venue, Ground Control des Champs.
The pair has teamed up to bring one of Paris’ most exciting pop-up ventures to the Avenue des Champs-Elysées, after stints in a former mail sorting center in the 18th arrondissement, on the lower level of the Cité de la Mode in the 13th and in a railway-owned warehouse in the 12th, where Ground Control is still based.
To say the timing could be better is quite the understatement. The Parisian avenue has been the main scene of the “gilets jaunes” demonstrations, which started life as a protest against fuel taxes and have since grown to encompass a range of demands, held all over France in the last couple of weeks.
A police officer explained that the Galerie 26, the space where Ground Control des Champs is based, will be preventatively shut on Saturday, the day of the third demonstration planned on the Champs-Elysées.
As a result, the pop-up bar opening at number 26 on the avenue — first for friends and family on Thursday, then to the public on Dec. 11 — will have

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