It is about to get even easier to part with your cash at foodie hub Union Market (1390 Fifth St., NE). Penn Quarter palace of chocolate Co Co. Sala, which has had an installation at the market for some time now, will make it official this spring with a permanent retail store. Its current configuration has worked as a sort of pop-up—according to a company rep, Co Co. Sala wanted to use it for market research “so we can really cater to the needs of the Union Market guests once we are permanently open.”
The shop should be open in time for Mother's Day, but the exact date depends on custom display cases being built for the space, according to the rep. Inventory—which will include chocolate-covered bacon and confections in flavors like banana ginger and mango lassi—will be similar to the boutique that neighbors the F Street restaurant. The rep says that Co Co. Sala will collaborate with other Union Market vendors, (new wine shop Cordial seems like a logical-enough partner for pairing events and such) but had no specifics plans to announce at this time.
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