Ghirardelli to get a face lift early 2008

Jan 25, 2008 in "Ghirardelli Soda Fountain and Chocolate Shop"

Posted: Friday January 25, 2008 by WDWMAGIC Staff
From the Orlando Business Journal

Cuhaci & Peterson Architects LLC has started work on the redesign the Ghirardelli Soda Fountain & Chocolate Shop in Downtown Disney.

Orlando-based Cuhaci & Peterson is preparing the construction documents for renovations on the 4,015-square-foot store, says Carlos Sobrin, senior project coordinator for Cuhaci & Peterson.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

The project entails the addition of a chocolate tower to the roof, flat-screen televisions on the building exterior, signage updates and a complete renovation of the soda fountain area, Sobrin says.

The store is expected to remain open during the renovations, which are scheduled to be completed in March.

The Ghirardelli Chocolate Co., founded in 1852 by an Italian immigrant, is America's longest continuously operating maker of premium chocolates.

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