Chocolate Necessities’ New Digs
Chocolate Necessities held a grand opening at its new location last fall, but that’s not all that’s new. The shop, which relocated to 1408 Commercial St., now features new equipment, gelato flavors, and an expansion on its beer and wine choices. There is also a new authentic Italian ice cream specialist on hand.
Chocolate Necessities was first opened in 1986 by founders Kevin Buck and Mark Pantly. The idea started with a trip to Canada, where Buck had his first encounter with Callebaut, a century-old maker of high-quality Belgian chocolate.
The men’s passion for artisan chocolates continues to grow, along with its other offerings. Besides its new Commercial Street location, where it moved after neighbor Pure Bliss Desserts expanded its bakery on Cornwall Avenue, Chocolate Necessities also has a store at 4600 Meridian St.
Its downtown operation opened in August across from Mount Baker Theatre. Even with all the new items on the menu, chocolate is still the shop’s main attraction.
1408 Commercial St., Bellingham
360.733.6666 | chocolatenecessities.com
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