There’s a sweet new deal at the longtime Coleman Co. facility at the southwest corner of Second and St. Francis.
Cocoa Dolce is moving its headquarters and production warehouse to the 21,000-square-foot property at 235 N. St. Francis this summer.
“It’s a great story bringing production back to a production facility that … once was,” says Casey Voegeli, principal at Birds Eye Holdings.
The private equity firm owns Cocoa Dolce and another subsidiary that purchased the former Coleman building.
There will be a retail shop and lounge, but the real star of the space will be the production area, which will be visible through a floor-to-ceiling glass wall that will invite customers to see how Cocoa Dolce sweets are made.
“We’re excited for little kids and people to come in … put their nose against the glass and watch what’s happening,” Voegeli says. “That’s the whole goal for this space.”
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