~ Originally published in the Journal of Business on Jan. 19, 2012 ~
Chocolate Myracles’ Chocolate Shop & Chocolate Factory has moved to a 1,000-square-foot leased space at 11616 E. Montgomery, in Spokane Valley.
The European-style confections company, which has been in business since 2005, previously was located in a 450-square-foot facility on owner Julia Balassa-Myracle’s personal property in Spokane Valley. Its manufacturing operation, located in the newly leased space, employs three people, including Balassa-Myracle.
The company says the larger facility enables it to increase production with additional chocolate-making equipment, a separate truffle decorating station, and a climate-controlled chocolate cool room.
Chocolate Myracles produces an assortment of products, including chocolate truffles, old European-style brandy cherries, chocolate barks and cups, and chocolate bears and bear cubs. It also carries bulk chocolate, cacao nibs, and cocoa powder for customers who want to make confections at home.
Chocolate Myracles products are also sold at other retail locations, including Latah Creek Winery, in Spokane Valley; Barrel Room No. 6, in Coeur d’Alene; and Chocolate Apothecary, in Spokane.
Balassa-Myracle has been a master chocolatier since 2006, when she received her certification from Ecole Chocolate Academy, in British Columbia.