It's been less than two years since chocolate maker Alexandra Clark launched her brand Bon Bon Bon in a tiny 500-square-foot shop on Evaline Street in Hamtramck. Since then, the company has grown at a marvelously fast clip, expanding into a downtown Detroit retail shop last year, while popping up across the country in spots like Ann Arbor, New York, and Philadelphia.
Clark, who was named to Forbes' '30 Under 30' list in January, estimates that her business grew by around 400 percent last year, putting pressure on her Hamtramck production facility and necessitating that she find new digs. Purchased for $110,000, Clark tells Eater she closed February 15 on a new 5,000-square-foot brick building on Joseph Campau where she plans to move her flagship chocolate operations this year. "I am incredibly excited to have found our "forever home," says Clark.
Previously occupied by a heating and cooling company, the space boasts big windows and terrazzo floors. The 3,000-square-foot ground floor level will be converted into a new shop with plenty of space for an expanded kitchen and retail operation with room for private events. Clark estimates the new venue will debut ahead of the holiday season this year. In the meantime, she plans to continue operations on Evaline Street and at the Dime Building retail shop.