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Chocolatier Moves Onto Hertel

In the world of small business, sometimes things don’t always go according to plan. In the case of Chow Chocolat, the boutique chocolatier has hopped around Buffalo in search of the perfect fit. It started with a shop on Main Street (Downtown), and then Elmwood, then into the Horsefeathers building, and now its only a matter of days before owner Scott Wisz opens the doors to his latest creation on Hertel Avenue.

Scott will be operating out of a former law office. It’s always good to see more retail moving onto the street, in place of service oriented businesses that can function just about anywhere (second floors preferably).

I spoke to Scott about the new Hertel location yesterday, and he said that he was thrilled to finally find the perfect spot for Chow Chocolat. He told me that the neighborhood is desirable due to the families that live nearby, and he has already had an incredible reception by people who have been walking by and asking him about his business.

I told Scott that I would no longer refer to him as “Where’s Waldo” if he is right about North Buffalo being the area of the city that he can truly call “home”.

What I can offer, is that Scott whips up an incredible product.

If you are familiar with Chow Chocolat’s candies, then you know that they are hand crafted and exquisite. They are also beautiful to look at, and would make an incredible holiday gift for a loved one this season. So be sure to stop in and welcome Scott to the street. It is these types of artisan operations that give homegrown personality to commercial streets such as Hertel.

Chow Chocolat | 1438 Hertel Avenue | Buffalo NY


Written by queenseyes


Newell Nussbaumer is 'queenseyes' - Eyes of the Queen City and Founder of Buffalo Rising. Co-founder Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts. Co-founder Powder Keg Festival that built the world's largest ice maze (Guinness Book of World Records). Instigator behind Emerald Beach at the Erie Basin Marina. Co-created Flurrious! winter festival. Co-creator of Rusty Chain Beer. Instigator behind Saturday Artisan Market (SAM) at Canalside, Buffalo Porchfest, and Paint vs. Paint. Founder of The Peddler retro and vintage market on Elmwood. Instigator behind Liberty Hound @ Canalside. Throws The Witches Ball at Statler City, the Hertel Alley Street Art Festival, and The Flutterby Festival.

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