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Here's the shop as it looks today. Its last incarnation was as part of a furniture store that took up much of the block. I've done drawings for what the front will look like - a new glass door and a radically different paint job - but it won't be done for another few weeks.

To get our plans okayed by the health department we're adding an ADA-compliant bathroom, a three bay sink and a mop sink, replacing the old carpet with linoleum (the expensive kind, too - they wouldn't accept our lower cost choice), putting in new wiring and a new ceiling, air conditioning and more.

This will be the retail area. It's small, just 20 x 30, I think. Behind the interior window there's larger area where we'll be doing packaging, shipping and storing the chocolate.

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Tags: retail, shop, sweetearthchocolate


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Comment by Eve on May 29, 2009 at 9:58am
Thanks for your good wishes! Video is a great idea, Brad, thanks - I'll start doing that, too.
Comment by Ilana on May 29, 2009 at 6:02am
how exciting!! I wish you much success!!
Comment by Brad Churchill on May 29, 2009 at 1:09am
Oh... and if you have a video camera, DO take lots of video with comments. It's great to look back a year down the road.
Comment by Brad Churchill on May 29, 2009 at 1:07am
It's really exciting isn't it? I went through the entire process myself last year. The most exciting part is opening the doors for the first time.

Make sure to keep us all posted as to your progress, and best of luck in your new venture!

Comment by Eve on May 28, 2009 at 6:14pm
Thanks so much! I'm planning on chronicling the process from here on in.
Comment by Andre Costa on May 28, 2009 at 5:46pm
This all looks so exciting!
I wish you all the best! Keep us posted; I would love to see the store as it progress to its grand opening!

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