Sweet Deal: Local Chocolate Factory Finds a Way to Grow Affordably
When Master Chocolatier Christopher Curtin was featured on one of CNN’s most popular shows, he suddenly had a very sweet problem on his hands.
“We pretty much doubled in size, and suddenly we needed larger space for machinery, packaging and ingredients,” says Curtin, whose Eclat Chocolate factory store is located on South High Street in West Chester.
With their support, he was able to get a $559,000 loan at a lower interest rate to purchase a 4,500-square-foot building behind Henderson High School.
The facility is operational right now and will be fully outfitted by this spring.