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After an amazing 7 years,' Chocolaterian closes for good. (Wisconsin State Journal, 8/6/2019)
Leanne Cordisco, the majority owner of the business, said she couldn't survive after a flood and then a fire at the Atwood location, and a flood at the Middleton shop.
"A fire and two floods. It's just cash flow -- just couldn't overcome it," she said.
Cordisco opened Chocolaterian Cafe, a European-style patisserie, in October 2012 at 2004 Atwood Ave., in the 1920s-era Schenk-Huegel uniform shop.
The building suffered a fire in February 2018 caused by faulty electrical equipment in the basement. It resulted in $750,000 in damage, and forced out Chocolaterian and Vault Interiors & Design. Businesses on the second floor were also affected.
7/25/2018 update, "Chocolaterian has got parking", starts here.
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Chocolaterian will not reopen Atwood location after fire. Chocolaterian in Middleton remains operational. (Channel 3000, 4/24/2018)
"We are heartbroken over the loss of our original café but it helps a lot to see the restoration in full swing," the post said.
Chocolaterian is going to work with some east side businesses to carry some of the treats usually available in store.
Original 3/12/2018 post, "With Chocolaterian a big draw in Middleton, neighboring businesses post a forest of restrictive parking signs", starts here.
Sign, sign, everywhere a sign.
The scene of the clutter: 6600 block of University Avenue
Reserved parking for office quite 210, Community Counseling
Reserved parking for Collectors Corner
Parking reserved for Wheel & Sprocket
Parking reserved for Simply Swimming and Cabinet City
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And naturally, "all others will be ticketed and towed at owner's expense" or some such warning.