A fresh start on North Main
He's completely revamped the décor to attract the coffeehouse crowd, with a colorful new paint job, comfortable chairs and tables, a couple of easy chairs, and a couch. He offers free wi-fi as well.
On the chocolate side of the business, Molnar is putting a bigger emphasis on organic and locally made ingredients. Customers looking for gifts can purchase premade boxes of chocolates and truffles or have a custom selection put together on the spot. In addition to handmade chocolates, the café will also offer cakes and cheesecakes from Old World Bakery in Ypsilanti and Stroh's ice cream.
Molnar had begun studying for his MBA at Eastern Michigan when his aunt and uncle offered him the shop. He considers it an opportunity to put what he's learning into practice while still in school. "I'd much rather do the real thing than read about it in the classroom," he says.
Carillon Chocolates, 330 S. Main, 222-0552, Mon.-Thurs., 9 a.m.-10 p.m., Fri. 9 a.m.-midnight, Sun. 11 a.m.-10 p.m. www.carillonchocolates.com
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