For more than two years, Hamtramck’s game changing chocolate squad Bon Bon Bon made its home in a tiny storefront on Evaline Street in Hamtramck. The shop would open once a week on Saturdays for customers and would spend the rest of the week in the kitchens churning out inventive chocolate flavors to supply its other satellite shops. Then, last year, founder Alexandra Clark made a big move for the company — she bought a building.
With 3,000-square-feet of ground floor space, the new spot at 11360 Joseph Campau Ave. would provide more room for Bon Bon Bon to grow its internationally-recognized confections business. Clark shuttered the original 500-square-foot location in May and officially reopened in her new, more expansive factory on July 19.
The freshly outfitted brick building features a larger kitchen space separated by windows and walls from the shop’s chocolate counter and register. The walls of the kitchen are branded with the company’s name while the back walls feature brightly colored murals by local artist Jimbo Easter with Bon Bon Bon’s chocolates appropriately marching into a man’s gaping mouth. Clark’s cat and dog also make an appearance in cartoon form near the shop’s light switch.
Photographers Chris and Michelle Gerard dropped by the chocolate hub on opening day. Take a peek around the building in the gallery below.
Bon Bon Bon is open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday at 11360 Joseph Campau.
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