Rocky Mountain Chocolate out in Aspen to make room for Starbucks

Rocky Mountain Chocolate out in Aspen to make room for Starbucks

A person walks previous a Starbucks Espresso store behind a big pile of snow in Bethesda, Md., on Jan. 26, 2016.(Mandel Ngan, Getty Photographs)The chief working officer of Rocky Mountain Chocolate Manufacturing facility stated Thursday that the longtime Aspen store will shut in March as a result of the owner received’t renew its lease to make manner for a Starbucks espresso store.

“We had been contacted by the owner in a written letter that stated they had been regretfully not renewing our lease, and that they’d given it great quantity of thought and that it will be in the very best curiosity of the Aspen neighborhood in the event that they booted out Rocky Mountain Chocolate Manufacturing facility and put in one other Starbucks, even supposing now we have been in Aspen since 1982,” stated Bryan Merryman of the Durango-based firm in a phone interview.

The corporate acquired the letter roughly two or three weeks in the past, he stated.

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