Coming a long way from its humble 2014 beginnings in the back of a Coney Island, Bon Bon Bon debuted its new showroom in Midtown Detroit on Oct. 8. The latest shop for the boutique confectionary, which also has a flagship location in Hamtramck and showroom in downtown Detroit, is located at 441 W. Canfield Ave.
Based in a former military automotive factory, the newest location features classic Bon Bon Bon flavors — Crème Brulee, Bumpy, Cake, Hazel-What?, and more — alongside signature and seasonal specials, which rotate weekly. Alexandra Clark, the founder of Bon Bon Bon, shares that the company is driven to share “good chocolate” with “good people.” “We’re thrilled to have this opportunity to do more of that, especially because it means hiring, training, and supporting more good jobs for good people in our communities and those of our cacao farmers and maker partners across the state and around the world,” she says. Clark previously spoke more on building a business with purpose when she interviewed Sister Pie’s Lisa Ludwinski for Hour Detroit’s annual Food Issue.
A slightly new direction for the company, the look of the cozy space is intentionally “cuter” than the company’s other locations. Design elements include a vibrant red and pink color scheme; scalloped display cases; a garage door entrance; large, pink frames; a countertop made from recycled plastic that features speckles of various colors; and plenty of greenery. Bon Bon Bon collaborated with local artists and businesses, such as illustrator Michael Eugene Burdick, designer Paul Karas of Ware MFG, photographers Michelle and Chris Gerard, art handler Craig Hejka of Hejka Studio, architect and graphic designer Simon Anton of Thing Thing, and Verdant Plant Supply.
Along with its new look, the company has also launched Bone Bone Bones, which are dog-friendly treats. Sold at the Midtown location, which is situated next to a dog park, proceeds of the Bone Bones Bones support local animal rescues.
Bon Bon Bon’s new location is pegged as the company’s first after-dinner chocolate destination, staying open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday to Thursday, and 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. For more information, visit bonbonbon.com.
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