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Movin' On Up in C-ville

Posted on July 13 2016

 

 

It was a month before the Holidays,
and all through our small shop,
We were making and packing chocolates, working non-stop...

Last November, this was our tune. While strategizing and churning out holiday production, we were also packing up shop and heading less than a mile down the road to our new dream space.

 

Growing from 3,200 square feet to 5,300 obviously provided roomier production space, but it also gave us the ability to enhance nearly every aspect of Gearharts. It’s been amazing launchpad into new territories such as private events, baked goods and providing boozy beverages (and coffee, too!).

Step into the shop and you’ll immediately notice the reclaimed wooden wall and brightly lit marquee letters (spelling “CHOCOLATE”, of course). Turn slightly to the left and you’re peering into our production kitchen. No animatronics here, just our Gearhart's team tempering chocolate, concocting ganache fillings, dusting truffles or hand piping individual confections. It’s like Willy Wonka, minus the Oompa Loompas and kicked up a few classy notches.

Tim and Bill, Gearharts’ visionaries, carefully created the space to serve any chocolate-lover needs. Interested in chocolate-themed a birthday party? We do that. A kid’s truffle making class? We do that too. Craving a mini-flight of chocolate and wine? Yep, we have you covered.

One exciting addition to this space is the amazing, fresh-made selection of baked goods. From warm, flaky chocolate Babka, cupcakes, Pain au Chocolat, tortes and rich cakes, each is made from the finest ingredients and our signature chocolate blend.  Our team of professional bakers have been itching to utilize their training in this area. Venturing into the baking realm has also created the question if we can create birthday, event or wedding desserts. Our answer is absolutely yes. Just call our shop and we’ll be happy to help you!

With a handful of upgrades and blazing new terrain, we still keep our focus on our signature fine chocolates. With ample retail room and a large area for shipping, our chocolate business is in full swing. If you can’t make up your mind, that’s okay, you’ll always find delicious samples available for all your testing pleasure. Just as much as we love making amazing chocolate, we also love cultivating a memorable experience for our customers and fans. This new space is our sweet spot to make each visit unique and delicious. Stop by and see for yourself!

If you’d like to learn more about booking an event, class or custom orders, please reach out to us at (434) 972-9100 or email us at info@gearhartschocolates.com.

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