Chocolate Bar owner Alison Nelson’s strange saga to return to her beloved West Village is finally over.
Ms. Nelson has signed a new 10-year lease for 450 square feet of retail space at 19 Eighth Avenue. (Seriously this time; The Observer has seen the actual document.) She plans to reopen the trendy sweets shop Read More
Chocolate Bar owner Alison Nelson thought she had a done deal to open a new store at 23 Eighth Avenue–"literally, diagonally across the street" from her original West Village location, which closed last spring.
Not so fast!
The current occupant of that space, House of Cards & Curiosities owner James Waits, said he has Read More
Editor’s note: There are corrections for this story at the end of it.
Confectioner Alison Nelson, whose burgeoning brand of fancy Chocolate Bar stores will soon expand to such far-flung places as Dubai and Qatar, has abruptly given up on the East Village.
In early January, Ms. Nelson’s newest Chocolate Read More
Developers like Donald Trump and chocolatiers like Alison Nelson aren’t the only ones eyeballing real estate in Dubai.
New York magazine reports that at least two Manhattan nightlife impressarios, Pink Elephant owner Josh Kaiser and Star Lounge proprietor Charles Ferri, are both planning to open new posh boites in Read More
“Everyone thinks that we should make an R.I.P. truffle, which would be really funny,” said Alison Nelson, founder and chief operator of Manhattan’s burgeoning Chocolate Bar chain.
Ms. Nelson, 34, is opening a new location next month at 127 East Seventh Street—right next door to the Peter Jarema Funeral Home.
“We could start Read More