With the passing of Cindy, my wife and business partner, we have been doing a lot of reflection. Priorities seem silly when your best friend of 30 years passes. But I know Cindy wanted us to continue.
2021 will bring about change, the first one is simplification. Effective today, 27-January, we are closing our Bentonville store. We have been in Bentonville for 2-1/2 years. Yet Covid has taken a toll on retail. This will not impact KYYA employees. We will continue to manufacturer 4.5 metric tons of chocolate each month in Elm Springs and excited about our new coffee shop/bakery inside the Tontitown Once Upon a Time Books that leverages our award winning chocolate.
We are excited to announce that the Bentonville Once Upon a Time Books will to be carrying our chocolate, so there will still be a downtown Bentonville location to get your KYYA fix. They are open 7 days a week.
Which brings us to the next change. We are in the final stages to create what many of you asked for over the years, a lower priced bar. This will help KYYA to be sold at more locations. Details coming soon.
We will continue to manufacture our single origin chocolate syrups, chocolate bombs and popcorn. If we have learned anything on this 9 year journey, we know how to adapt. Proud of our team, as they are the best.
Rick Boosey, KYYA Chocolate, owner
if you have any questions, feel free to call me at 844-281-4470