SPOKANE, Wash. – When Tim and Edena Yeager started Coeur d’Alene Chocolates four years ago, they never envisioned they’d expand into Spokane. But they’ve had so much sweet success with their two Coeur d’Alene locations, they decided to take their handmade chocolates to a bigger audience.
But the owners say, just because they’re getting bigger doesn’t mean they’re losing their small-business mentality.
“We’ll never be in the role of mass-producing chocolates,” Tim Yeager said. “Because I think it loses something in the quality and the flavor.”
“It’s all still hand-done,” Edena Yeager said. “Just needed a few more hands.
Among those new sets of hands is the Yeager’s son, Max, who will be in charge of the new Spokane location. They also just hired on their granddaughter at the new store. Coeur d’Alene Chocolates employs just about 10 people total and more than half of those are family.
The new location will also feature local artwork, three of the artists are also family.
The store opens Friday, April 5, on the second floor of River Park Square next to Nordstrom.