Lune Chocolat and Simple Roast Coffee open house, welcome customers for “Small Business Saturday” specials.
MANLIUS, NY — On Saturday, Nov.28, 2015, the Central New York-based chocolatiers, Lune Chocolat, and coffee roasters, Simple Roast Coffee, will be holding a holiday open house to celebrate the upcoming holiday season, championing the local-minded push.
Participate in the “Plaid Friday” initiative at 4675 Brickyard Falls Road in Manlius from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The local chocolate company welcomes everyone to check out their newest facility and specials for this holiday season.
In April 2015, Lune Chocolat moved to a bigger location. “We quadrupled in size and have not only added products, but added areas to grow our herbs, fruit and vegetables,” said co-owner Mike Wolozyn. “This ensures that our customers are getting the freshest products, at the right time.”
Matt Pierson, owner of Simple Roast coffee was also looking to rent extra space. Around that same time, the connection was made. The coffee company was not only a great special fit, but it has turned out to be a complimentary fit for local business. The Wolozyns not only offer the gourmet coffee at their store, but the beans accentuate their flavored products.
On Saturday, Nov. 28, customers will have the opportunity to check out the holiday specialty chocolate line, which include numerous themed molds and various five-packs of assorted truffles. There will be lots of giveaways and plenty of chocolate to go around.
The event offers the opportunity for customers loyal and new to check out the facility, learn and take advantage of the loyalty program through the free Flok app, and meet and talk to the Wolozyns and Pierson. Tastings of coffee roasted in Manlius and chocolate roasted and ground will be available.
“We have the equipment to make chocolate from ‘bean to bar’ we have made a small batch of it, and it’s delicious,” added Emily Wolozyn. “We can roast the beans or get them roasted. A conching machine then turns them into chocolate if we add cocoa butter.”
The easiest way to find what you’re looking for this holiday season is right around the corner.
The Wolozyns agree: “Shopping local means keeping your money in your community. We buy as much of our produce and dairy locally as we can and support our local farms. Our purchases help fund investment in the community.” The Lune Chocolat family ensures their hand-picked chocolate comes from South American farms.