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Roni-Sue’s Chocolates Focuses on Essex Market Stall as MTA Construction Sidelines Forsyth Street Store

Last modified March 6, 2020 at 10:38 am

Lower East Side chocolatier, Roni-Sue’s Chocolates, no longer has a public-facing brick-and-mortar presence. Its store at 148 Forsyth Street recently shuttered after nearly seven years on the block. Signage affixed to the drawn grate steers customers to the new Essex Street Market, where the business maintains a stall. Owner Rhonda Kave tells us that MTA […]

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How One LES Block is Losing Because of Ongoing MTA Work

Posted November 12, 2019 at 5:00 am

As the MTA continues its infrastructure work outside Sara D. Roosevelt Park, the surrounding community continues to bear the brunt. As we’ve been reporting, the job is to replace the outdated subway ventilation plant fifteen beneath the roadbed at Forsyth and Delancey Streets. Already in the works for three years, installation of this new Emergency […]

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Crowbar-Wielding Attacker Smashes Windows of Roni-Sue’s Chocolates on Forsyth Street [VIDEO]

Posted August 15, 2019 at 5:00 am

Earlier this week, we reported on the dangerous conditions plaguing Forsyth Street amidst the city’s work on the subway system. The MTA is currently swapping out the ventilation plant fifteen feet beneath the roadbed along the eastern perimeter of Sara D. Roosevelt Park. Originally built in 1962, this section of the subway was identified as […]

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Sugar Sweet Sunshine, Roni-Sue’s, and Exit 9 Gift Shop Headed to Essex Street Market

Posted June 6, 2018 at 5:00 am

What’s a week on the Lower East Side without some update on vendors for the new Essex Street Market? Today brings news of three local vendors to take up stalls inside the 24-story tower at 115 Delancey Street. That’s in addition to the roster of twenty-four currently making the journey next fall. Dessert stalwart Sugar […]

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Roni-Sue’s Reopening Essex Market Stall this Week with New Partnership and Selection of ‘Sipping Chocolates’

Posted November 2, 2015 at 5:10 am

Roni-Sue’s Chocolates is down temporarily for remodeling. A facelift, if you will. The tiny stall inside the Essex Street Market has been closed of late, but will reopen on Wednesday with a “pivoted” service. Owner Rhonda Kave tells us that she’s expanding the offering to include products other than her own confections. Incorporating sipping and […]

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Roni Sue’s Chocolates Downsizes at Essex Market, Swaps with Porto Rico

Posted January 17, 2014 at 6:06 am

Last week, two Essex Street Market vendors vets swapped stalls. Porto Rico Coffee moved up a couple spaces to the much larger footprint previously occupied by Roni Sue’s Chocolates. After all, the chocolatier doesn’t require as much room now that it boasts a full storefront at 148 Forsyth Street. All the recent action at the […]

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

Posted October 16, 2013 at 5:36 am

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 […]

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Second Annual Apple Day on Orchard

Posted October 19, 2009 at 6:28 am

The brisk wind and cold rain didn’t keep the second annual Apple Day away from Orchard Street yesterday.  Canopies were set up between Broome and Grand with local eateries sharing the one-block stretch with apple farmers.  Participants included Mead Orchards, Red Jacket Orchards, Cafe Katja, Mark Miller Gallery, Two Boots Pizza, and Roni Sue Chocolates. […]