The businesses will set up shop in
a 28,000-square-foot commercial facility planned by the
Crabtree and Ryan families on Eighth Avenue.
The building is expected to open in the fall of 2017, according
to a news release.
ChocMo and High Spirits will be joined in the facility by a
180-seat restaurant called Crabtree kitchen + bar and a shared
workspace center called Vibe Coworks.
The move will allow High Spirits to grow from 4,000 to
10,000 square feet.The store will add a growler-filling station,
“beer cave,” and wine cellar, and plans to host classes and
A delivery service is being considered, according to the
ChocMo, which began as a chocolate shop in 2005, will
offer breakfast, lunch, espresso and chocolate drinks. With
added space to work in, ChocMo staff will start making
chocolate from raw cocao beans.
Upstairs, Crabtree kitchen + bar will focus on connecting
diners with locally-grown food, including fruits and vegetables
cultivated onsite. Beef for the restaurant will be raised at the
family’s Silver Creek
Angus farm in Kingston, which currently supplies ChocMo.
The project launched in
2013 when lead contractor Korsmo
Construction began work on a 700-stall parking garage
attached to the casino.
Additional phases included the
creation of a 98-room hotel tower, a fine
dining restaurant and café, three commercial kitchens, a
sports bar and lounge, a renovated buffet and service area, 3,500
square feet of non-smoking gaming space, and
improvements to the existing gaming floor.
Construction wrapped up at the end of August with the
upgrades to the main entrance, according to a news release
from Korsmo. Work finished a month ahead of schedule.