CocoVaa Chocolatier recently moved into a space that we designed built in new construction. We're now located at The Marling on Madison's east side at 1815 East Washington Avenue.
CocoVaa Chocolatier is open Friday and Saturday from 10 am to 6 pm and Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm and by appointment during the week. Our hours will expand as we grow.
Pop-up shop at the Iron Horse Hotel in Milwaukee in 2016.
Why I keep limited hours as I grow
I gave birth to CocoVaa Chocolatier in the background of a busy law practice. I have carefully observed other startups in Madison and have sadly watched small, craft artisans come and go. Rents are prohibitively high for many businesses to survive, let alone a startup. After watching the rise and fall of several food businesses in Madison, I decided to embark on my new journey with careful thought and deliberation. I knew it would take time to grow.
I was lucky to find a shared kitchen situation within which I built out my incubator "nano-factory" and my tiny retail space. I outgrew the space in 2 years and embarked on the ambitious mission to build my next space in new construction. My new space at The Marling was designed by me with the help of my wonderful subcontractors and my architect Amy Hasselman of Kontext architects in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin.
I'm only open Fridays through Sundays right now so that I have the time, space and freedom to produce my confections that people on a national and international level are coming to love; but I also need the time and space to develop new products and perfect existing recipes in my new space.
I look forward to sharing my passion for the chocolate arts with you.