This is why we need these Buy Local folks.
We’ve got a new chocolate shop in town, opened and run by one of our good “newbies.” And yes, and there is a “Buy Local” decal in the store window.
The place is called “Ballotin Chocolates.” And it’s amazing.
It just opened. The proprietess, Ms Lisa Bleicken is a sweetie (no pun intended). And a real talented young lady at that.
Ms Bleicken is a fairly new local and a local architect, contractors etc were used to set this great place up.
And it’s all about chocolate.
I’ve never seen such beautiful chocolates. They look like unbelievable tiny sculptures. And Ms Bleicken had a very hard time convincing me to actually bite into one.
But, my, I was glad I did.
Chocolate samples, chocolate cook books, cookies, chocolate children’s books, chocolate creams and soap.
And the whole place looks like it might expand one day to London, Paris, Rome and New York. Classy place.
This is why we need these “Buy Local” folks. A great new entrepreneur in town putting money back into the local economy. Yes, this is a very good thing. Much better than a chocolate chain store, Yikes!
So go check out this new “Buy Local” store out. Great for Mother’s Day, Easter, anniversaries, “thank you’s” and a “just treat yourself because it’s a great idea” day.
16 Unicorn Street
(The small street across from the Newburyport Post Office)