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Moonstruck Chocolate Co. Opens First East Coast Chocolate Cafe
Moonstruck Chocolate Co. Opens First East Coast Chocolate Cafe, Company
Sets Up Shop at Natick Collection in the Boston Area
Date of Publication:
October 19, 2007
Development: Natick Collection 2007 Expansion
Web Site Link: http://sev.prnewswire.com/retail/20071019/AQF00319102007-1.html
NATICK, Mass., Oct. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Moonstruck Chocolate Co. today
opened its first Moonstruck Chocolate Cafe on the East Coast at the
Natick Collection mall outside of Boston. The Natick Collection
Moonstruck Chocolate Cafe in Natick, Mass. represents the company's
twelfth cafe nationally and the third of five new cafes opening across
the country this fall.
"We are thrilled to be introducing Moonstruck Chocolate Cafes to the
East Coast," said Delmar Fuhrman, President and Chief Executive Officer
of Moonstruck Chocolate Co. "We already have a Moonstruck Chocolate
following in the Boston area because of our retail presence, and we are
excited to now bring our cafe experience to chocolate lovers in the
To celebrate the opening of the Natick Collection Moonstruck Chocolate
Cafe, customers who purchase an espresso or chocolate beverage at the
cafe Friday, Oct. 19, through Sunday, Oct. 21, and mention this
promotion will receive a complimentary truffle of their choice. The
cafe will also be offering customers chocolate samples throughout the
Moonstruck Chocolate Cafes offer Moonstruck Chocolatier's full line of
classic and seasonal handcrafted artisan chocolates. The cafes also
serve unique espresso and chocolate beverages, including handmade
milkshakes, that feature Moonstruck Chocolate. In addition, customers
can enjoy fresh pastries and decadent desserts, all in a relaxed and
comfortable cafe setting.
There are currently five Moonstruck Chocolate Cafes in the Portland
area, two in the San Francisco Bay area, two in the Detroit area, one
in Chicago and one in Champaign, Ill. In addition to the Natick
Collection cafe, two more cafes are scheduled to open in the Chicago
and Washington, D.C. areas in the coming weeks, and additional cafes
are planned for the Chicago and New York City (2) areas by 2009.
About Moonstruck Chocolate Co.
Established in 1993, Moonstruck Chocolate Co. was founded on the
premise that chocolate is not simply a candy, but an experience to be
enjoyed by all the senses. Moonstruck Chocolate Co. uses only the
finest and freshest ingredients, including chocolate that originates
from some of the most rare and highest quality cocoa beans in the
world. The award-winning artisan chocolates are handcrafted,
hand-decorated and hand-packaged in Portland, Ore. The company also
owns and operates nine Moonstruck Chocolate Cafes in Oregon, California
and Illinois and has announced plans to open eight more cafes across
the country by 2009.
Moonstruck Chocolate was the official chocolate of the 77th and 78th
Annual Academy Awards(R) gift baskets and the 54th Annual Primetime
Emmy Awards. The Ellen DeGeneres Show currently features Moonstruck
Chocolate's "Crescent Moon" collection in gift bags the show provides
to its celebrity guests.
Moonstruck Chocolate products are available at all Moonstruck Chocolate
Cafes, at select retailers and fine grocers across the country, online
and by phone. For additional information about Moonstruck Chocolate and
to view the complete line of products, please visit
www.moonstruckchocolate.com or call 1- 800-557-MOON.
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