NE's sweet little chocolate shop is about to get bigger. PoMo's Karen Brooks reports that the six-year-old Alma Chocolate will expand its existing brick-and-mortar space to include a pastry case, ice cream, espresso service, and counter seating, all to better highlight chocolatier Sarah Hart's creations. Per Brooks, the shop will temporary close in January to prepare for renovations, with plans to re-open the following month. In the meantime, Hart plans a series of pop-ups at Ristretto Roasters.
Hart founded Alma in 2005, selling chocolates wholesale before opening a (still-operating) booth at the Portland Farmer's Market. The retail shop followed in 2006, and per Brooks, the expansion plans also include a separate 1,500-square-foot production facility in NE.
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