Artisan chocolate shop closing in South End as owners shift focus

CHARLOTTE — Twenty Degrees Chocolates will shutter in South End on July 23.

The local artisan chocolatier is tucked into a 500-square-foot space at The Design Center of the Carolinas on Camden Road. It has operated there for about two and a half years.

“I feel that we’re closing the chocolate chapter on a high note in terms of our creativity,” says Casey Hickey, owner.

Online orders are being accepted through July 30. Chocolate sales will continue at the Selwyn Avenue location of Petit Philippe while supplies last.

The brand got its start operating out of that wine store and tasting room in 2010. Hickey co-owns that brand with husband Mark Meissner.

The duo plans to launch an outpost of Petit Philippe at the former boutique space in South End.

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