River Forest Chocolates will open Saturday, Oct. 28 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at its new 7769 Lake Street location following a 1,100 square foot expansion.
Owner and chocolatier Donna Fantetti Slepicka, of River Forest, has been searching for a space in the community to accommodate the expanding business for years. “I love having my business in River Forest with the support of the Village and the residents,” said Fantetti Slepicka. “I couldn’t imagine being anywhere else.”
Operating since 2010, Fantetti Slepicka decided on the move from the 650 square foot store three blocks east as a result of a growing need for more space, including a larger kitchen, fully outfitted for creating the custom chocolates she has become known for in the greater Chicago area.
In tandem with the move, Fantetti Slepicka tapped Yearbook Studios to do an overall rebranding and identity. Yearbook created a new logo, storefront signage, and is working on the merchandising and design of the store interior along with Jenny Shepherd, who is promoting the new location.
“Working with Yearbook Studio has truly been a dream come true,” said Fantetti Slepicka. “The staff really pulled together the essence of my business and created a beautiful image package.”
In addition to the retail element and on-site kitchen where Fantetti Slopecki will continue to create her signature chocolates, the new location will also host classes and events.
Information provided by Jenny Shepherd Public Relations