Chocolate Patrol


Photo from Chocolatier Blue.

A tablehopper reader tipped me off that ~CHOCOLATIER BLUE~ is opening a location in Mill Valley, in Strawberry Village. A call to Chocolatier Blue confirms they are aiming for early November. 

Meanwhile, ~CHARLES CHOCOLATES~ is trucking along with their Westfield Centre location. They plan to open a temporary retail shop right before the holidays, and then the day after Christmas, they will be closing and moving everything upstairs to the fourth level under the historic dome, where there will be a retail store and a 5,000-square-foot, glassed-in open kitchen, so you can watch the confections being made. Founder Chuck Siegel will also be adding handmade ice cream, housemade pastries, and an espresso bar.