Roni-Sue’s Chocolates Opens Retail Shop on Forsyth Street

Posted on: October 16th, 2013 at 5:36 am by
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Roni-Sue’s Chocolates just jumped from market to mortar. And on its sixth anniversary, no less. Proprietor Rhonda Kave, who heretofore operated a tiny stall inside the Essex Street Market, now boasts a retail footprint at 148 Forsyth Street. The pre-launch party was held Monday night, and a grand opening to the public is scheduled for “this week.”

The new Forsyth digs, previously a short-lived kitchen supply store, offers plenty of room for chocolates and a glass-walled production space. Computer printouts on the facade even announce that you can “watch us handmake our chocolates and other treats in our open production kitchen and cold room.”

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Meanwhile, Kave’s daughter Allison is using the family business as a platform for her own baked goodies, peddling her booze-infused brand – Butter & Scotch. She currently has a Kickstarter page to help raise funds for the concept, dubbed “Brooklyn’s first dessert & cocktail bar.” Roughly a third of the $50,000 goals has been met.

Roni-Sue’s first planted a flag on the Lower East Side six years ago (October 2007), and is usually a visible participant in neighborhood markets and events like the Hester Fair and DayLife.

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