If you’ve ever looked at my sidebar, you’ve noticed I have RSS feeds from the local media outlets here in town. This story on WLAJ.com really jumped out at me today.
About a dozen mid-Michigan workers are employed today with the help of the Great Lakes Chocolate and Coffee Company.
YAY! Chocolate! When my girlfriend came home for dinner tonight, I suggested making a run downtown to get a couple pieces of gourmet chocolate for dessert before I took she had to go back.
The Great Lakes Chocolate & Coffee Co. opened up shop on the corner of Michigan Ave. and Larch St. on the first floor of the Stadium District building across from Oldsmobile Park. Parking is limited out front to a few meters, but behind the building is a massive parking lot for the businesses and the residents of the Stadium District. We were going the wrong way down Michigan to get a spot at a meter, so we went around to the back parking lot. For those coffee lovers in a hurry, there’s also a drive-thru behind the building. The main entrance is off Michigan Ave, but there is a back entrance from the back lot and an entrance on the Larch St. side. Since we parked in back, we entered from the back. There an open sign and there are hours on the door, but when we walked in, we second guessed ourselves. The only two doors you see are for the men’s room and an employee entrance to the kitchen. There is a hallway that leads back into the shop, but it took us a second to get our bearings and realize that. Read the rest of this entry »