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Dandelion Chocolate has outgrown its Valencia Street factory. But rather than moving out of the city (like other gourmet chocolatiers in the past), the company has bought a much larger factory that will also serve as the third retail location—in addition to Valencia Street and a Ferry Building kiosk (opening June 3).
"We really love the Mission," co-founder Todd Masonis tells Inside Scoop. "There have been a lot of big chocolate companies that as they get bigger, they leave, like Ghirardelli and Tcho. We really wanted to stay here." The Alabama Street factory will primarily focus on production but will also offer tours and classes and a smaller retail operation. The project will take a few years before the factory is up and running. Until then, visit the two other locations to support the chocolate maker that's staying true to its SF roots.
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