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At Tommy Zima’s you’re not in Gypsum anymore

Thomas McDevitt and Zima the husky hang out a the new Gypsum cafe that bears their names. Tommy Zima Global Fusion Café is part coffee shop, part nightclub and brings a whole new vibe downvalley.
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GYPSUM— Stepping into the Tommy Zima Global Fusion Cafe may leave you thinking you’re not in Gypsum anymore.

That was the point, according to Thomas McDevitt, the proprietor.

“People stand right in the front door and say ‘What is this?’” said McDevitt.

Located at The Hangar business area near Costco, Tommy Zima’s sports a logo featuring a neon colored gorilla and a name that combines its owner’s moniker with that of his Malamute husky. In fact, Zima the dog is often hanging out at the front door to greet customers.

“I wanted something different and modern,” McDevitt said. “I originally got the idea from the kind of music called global fusion.”

The result of that inspiration is part coffee shop hangout, part night club. With white leather couches and interior lit Plexiglas cubes placed around the interior space, Tommy Zima’s aims to give people a place to hook up to free Wi-Fi and enjoy some music while they work. But it is also a spot to kick back and enjoy some eclectic tunes after a day at the office.

Beer and Wine Coming

Currently the cafe menu features specialty coffees, juices, smoothies, frozen yogurt and paninis. McDevitt plans to add beer and wine service in the fall.

McDevitt noted that Tommy Zima’s is his retirement adventure. He spend 40 years as a private and commercial aviator so the business’s location near the Eagle County Regional Airport harkens back to his roots. McDevitt divides his time between Medillin, Columbia and Eagle County. He said the cafe fuses “the Columbian concept of fiesta, tranquilo and hospitality with the flair of a modern South Beach video club.”

A man of many interests, McDevitt also offers mobile DJ services and the cafe is a showcase of his passion for music. He noted the cafe space also is available for private events rental.

Tommy Zima’s is open from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. and then from 7 to 10 p.m. daily. To learn more visit http://www.tommyzima.com.