After almost six years of running their online business, Chocology Unlimited, the Johnson family -— Linda, David and Madeline — recently took the step of opening a brick and mortar shop at 1099 North Country Road, Stony Brook.
A two-day celebration, complete with a ribbon-cutting ceremony, took place last weekend. The Johnsons were joined by family, friends, chocolate lovers and Councilwoman Valerie Cartright, who presented the Johnsons with a Certificate of Congratulations on behalf of the Town of Brookhaven and wished them well on their new venture.
“We are so proud to have you as another business in an established place where I can come every day to get some chocolate!” said Cartright.
“A visit to our shop is fun, educational and very, very tasty. It’s a celebration of all things chocolate,” said Linda Johnson.
The celebration featured chocolate tastings, live music by Robin Eve and Don Michael Prager, a reading and book-signing event by children’s book author Darren Sardelli, a magic show by The Amazing Alexo, demonstrations by Karen Gebbia of NY Academy of Makeup and a reading and book signing by children’s author Stephanie Sorkin.
Chocology features different chocolates from unique vendors from all around the globe. Some of their products include fudge, artisan chocolates, bean to bar chocolates, along with Kosher, paleo, nut-free and gluten-free items.
Proceeds from their fudge sales are always divided among three charities — Americas VetDogs, Stony Brook Cancer Center and their Kindness Campaign.
Store hours are Monday and Tuesday by appointment, Wednesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 6 p.m. For further information, call 631-901-7151 or visit www.chocologyunlimited.com.
— By Heidi Sutton