Still to announce its first out-of-state expansion, new details uncover the scale of the Dandelion Chocolate cafe and retail store moving into the Venetian.
The “bean-to-bar,” small batch chocolate maker launched a 30,000-square-foot factory and tasting salon in San Francisco's Mission District earlier this year, but the Las Vegas Strip outpost will be much smaller in ambition.
Expected to move in the lobby leading to the casino floor, close to Venetian’s front desk, Dandelion Chocolate will fill 912 square feet, large enough for a maximum occupancy of 18 inside. An estimated budget of $275,000 has been allocated for construction costs alone.
Despite the size, a recent job posting for the role of general manager reveals the space plans to debut as an “exquisite chocolate café experience,” creating its pastries in-house and serving, coffee, iced drinks, and hot beverages.
Preparing its chocolate with only cocoa beans and cane sugar, free of soy, dairy, eggs, and gluten, the company is already selling its bars at the Wynn Las Vegas retail store and Lolli & Pops at Fashion Show.
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