Chocolatier’s new shop will also offer hot cocoa, coffee and tea

Richmond Biz Sense.

Richmond Biz Sense.

RICHMOND, Va. — After stints in Forest Hill, Church Hill and Manchester, a local chocolate maker is up and running in her new downtown digs.

Chocolates By Kelly opened this week at 414 W. Broad St., along a stretch of downtown that has seen a recent stream of new tenants.

Kelly Walker Wombold launched Chocolates by Kelly in 2008. Dan Steiner of West End accounting firm Steiner Business Solutions joined forces with her as investor in earlier this year.

Their new downtown shop will sell items such as chocolate-covered pretzels, nuts and fruits. The location will also serve hot chocolate, coffee and tea, Wombold said, and may eventually serve beer and wine.

The location is a candy store concept – limited seating and lots of chocolate candies filling cases and apothecaries, allowing customers to buy candies by the pound. Wombold will also host chocolate-making classes for the curious and large parties.

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