Cellar Door Chocolates announced today they plan to expand their operations to meet growing demand. Originally established in 2007, the confections company will have a new headquarters with production facility within the Heine Brothers’ Coffee corporate headquarters at 1301 W. Main St. Cellar Door will continue to operate the two retail studios at 1201 Story Avenue in Butchertown Market and 601A S. Fourth St in downtown Louisville.
“This building is going to be an amazing destination point in the Portland Neighborhood,” said Cellar Door Chocolates Founder, Erika Chavez-Graziano in a press release. “It has a vibe that you can only get from a turn of the century building. Our new headquarters will provide a unique experience, complete with a tasting room and space for events.”
Chavez-Graziano said the new 12,000 square foot headquarters will allow them to add four new employees and make more of their over 150 hand made products, which have seen partnerships with the Emmy Awards, Churchill Downs, and the Kentucky Derby Festival, among others. The company has shipped to all 50 states, and stores, cafés and distilleries around the country stock Cellar Door’s confections. Cellar Door also plans to help incubate and mentor budding food entrepreneurs in the new kitchen space.
“It’s wonderful to see culinary entrepreneur Erika Chavez-Graziano expanding her operations, co-locating with another well-known Louisville brand, and putting an exclamation point on our Food and Beverage cluster that gives Louisville an authentic flair,” said Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer at a press conference today. “Businesses are seeing the beauty and advantage of locating in historic Portland, and it’s encouraging to see the new investment and vitality.”