Belvedere Belgian Chocolate Shop Ready to Make Life Even Sweeter on the 1400 Block

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Belvedere will relocate from its current location at 1468 Pearl Street to 1936 14th Street in mid February. The new location will open to the public after March 1

[Boulder, CO] January 20, 2009 – Chris and Maryfrances Toomey, owners of Belvedere Belgian Chocolate Shop, have announced that the store will be relocating to 1936 14th Street in late February and opening to the public after March 1. Their new neighbors will include Tee and Cakes and Cefiore, making that stretch of 14th Street extra sweet!

Belvedere has been at its current address for three years and prior to that was located at 17th and Walnut streets for five years. “Our new location is closer to the action on the bricks [Pearl Street Mall],” said Maryfrances. “It’s a cozier, more economical location, where we plan to stay until we retire. I’m done moving!” The Toomeys are committed to the vitality of Downtown Boulder and believe this move will help Belvedere stay strong during the ailing economy. “We can’t imagine having the shop anywhere but here in our vibrant Downtown,” said Chris.

Belvedere Belgian Chocolate Shop specializes in premium chocolates, liquor chocolates and premium beverages (including organic, fair trade coffee). The Toomeys have made Belvedere extremely environmentally friendly, PACE certified and, to the best of their knowledge, the only chocolate shop in the state that is 100 percent wind powered. Over the years, Belvedere has established strong ties within the local community supporting a number of non-profits including Boulder Community Hospital and the Boulder County AIDS project to name a few. Chris is a retired member of Downtown Boulder, Inc.’s board of directors and Maryfrances a former Admissions Supervisor, spending 20 years at Boulder Community Hospital.

For additional information about Belvedere Belgian Chocolate Shop, contact Maryfrances Toomey ( / 303-447-0336) or visit

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