Carrie Rengers

Cocoa Dolce Artisan Chocolates pops up in west Wichita

Cocoa Dolce Artisan Chocolates will be a little easier to reach, at least for a short time, for west-siders this Valentine’s Day.
Cocoa Dolce Artisan Chocolates will be a little easier to reach, at least for a short time, for west-siders this Valentine’s Day. Eagle file photo

Various kinds of pop-up stores have popped up in Wichita in the past few years to sell everything from crafts to clothing, but here’s one surely most shoppers can get behind: chocolate.

Cocoa Dolce Artisan Chocolates will have a valentine’s pop-up store at NewMarket Square from Feb. 1 through Feb. 19.

“It is a never-ending line of people asking us to consider putting a store on the west side,” says Cocoa Dolce CEO Beth Tully. “Has been for years, and it never really stops.”

The store will be open from noon to 8 p.m. on weekdays, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturdays and noon to 6 p.m. on Sundays to sell pre-packaged chocolates along with some other Cocoa Dolce items. There won’t be coffee or gelato, though, which the Bradley Fair store offers.

Tully says NewMarket developer Slawson Cos. has been great to work with and was “super excited to have us out there even for a couple of weeks.”

She says there’s a chance for a permanent west-side Cocoa Dolce.

“We’re really interested in exploring that possibility, so I’d say stay tuned.”

Carrie Rengers: 316-268-6340, @CarrieRengers

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