Anyone who has ever stepped into the longtime Coleman Co. space at the southwest corner of Second and St. Francis likely would be stunned to see it now.
The once-industrial space has become a gleaming, modern headquarters for Cocoa Dolce, and the transformation of the 21,000-square-foot building is proving transformational for the 60-person company, too.
“Just moving into this facility it’s sparking creativity,” says Birds Eye Holdings partner Casey Voegeli. “There’s an energy that we’ve never seen before.”
Birds Eye purchased the chocolate business in 2015 and always had plans to grow outside of the market.
“Now everybody is starting to see a different vision than what they’ve seen before,” says Ben Voegeli, Casey Voegeli’s brother and business partner.
“They’re starting to see what our vision of Cocoa Dolce really is, and it’s so much grander than what we’ve had in the past.”
Casey Voegeli says the new headquarters — including a production facility, warehouse, office and retail area — has “already proven itself.”
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