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Ghirardelli Shop Slated for Empire State Building

High-profile locale is the chocolatier’s first-ever shop in NY




Photography: Courtesy of Empire State Realty Trust

Ghirardelli Chocolate Co. (San Francisco) will open its first permanent store in New York, a 2800-square-foot space at the base of the famed Empire State Building.

“We can’t wait to welcome our guests in New York to create sweet memories with friends and family for many generations to come,” a Ghirardelli spokesperson said in a news release. “Our shops are designed to showcase our history and heritage and highlight our craft in handmaking our hot fudge.”

Ghirardelli will join a roster of food and beverage retailers in the 102-story tower including Chipotle, Chopt, Juice Press, Tacombi, STATE Grill and Bar, Samurice, and a new Starbucks Reserve. (A specific opening date for the chocolate shop was not included in the news release.)

“Ghirardelli perfectly complements our excellent mix of food and beverage options for tenants and Observatory visitors at the Empire State Building,” said Fred C. Posniak, senior vice president, leasing for the famed skyscraper’s owner, Empire State Realty Trust. “We are pleased to welcome Ghirardelli Chocolate Company to the most authentic, iconic location in Manhattan.”

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