Your holiday shopping just got a whole lot easier.
Pittsburgh chocolate company a519 Chocolate frequently has people wondering, “Can I really eat that?” in regards to their picture-perfect chocolate creations. And beginning this November, they’re finally giving their fans a retail space to purchase their chocolates!
Starting on November 18, the acclaimed chocolate company will open a holiday storefront at 4415 Butler Street in Lawrenceville, in the space previously occupied by the Joan boutique.
This pop-up shop will stay open until February 15, taking guests through the gamut of the Holiday season, from Thanksgiving through Valentine’s Day.
The company typically comes out with a new chocolate collection every season. This storefront will give customers a chance to keep up with their new lines.
To launch the store, a519 will have will have signature truffle collection, which will be available throughout the entire run of the shop. They will start with their Fall collection, with flavors like cranberry caramel, pumpkin pie, five spice, red wine, and dirty chai.
After Thanksgiving, the company will switch gears into their “winter caramel” series. This series will contain five new caramel flavors, all in a blue snowflake style. Once the new year begins, a519 hopes to host different events in their space, such as wine pairings. Of course, once February is near, the company will introduce their Valentine’s Day collection.
The visually-striking chocolates make a perfect hostess gift, stocking stuffer, or treat to munch on while holiday shopping. In addition to the new pop-up store, a519 chocolate is also currently sold in several locations across the city, and will soon expand to all five Giant Eagle Market Districts.
In the store, guests will be able the option to peruse the different styles, and purchase chocolates in two piece or nine piece sets, as well as larger boxes.
In the past, the company has worked with brands like the Pittsburgh Steelers, Pittsburgh Penguins, Facebook, and The Carnegie Museum of Art. Recently, they caused a stir on Instagram when they displayed their method of 3D printing to achieve their intricate, and perfectly sized molds.
“I love finding a moment of contentment to enjoy our chocolates,” says owner and head chocolatier, Amanda Wright. “If you love wine or spirits, they work well with different drinks, but I love to find a quiet, peaceful moment to enjoy them.”
The a519 Holiday Shop opens November 18, and will be open Tuesday through Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., and Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
a519 Chocolate (4415 Butler Street)