Coco Cat Bakery & Chocolates Leaving the North Market
May 31 will be Coco Cat Bakery & Chocolates’ last day at the North Market, 59 Spruce St.
The confectioner is leaving after roughly two and a half years at the Market. Customers can still get their sweets fix, though. Coco Cat is planning to shift all operations to the Economic and Community Development Institute’s (ECDI) Food Fort 2.0.
“This is in response to the ever-changing landscape of retail business and a pivot towards online sales,” said Owner Melissa Camp in a Facebook post. “We’re not closing Coco Cat so you can still get the same great products you have grown to love shipped to your door!”
Instead of retail, Coco Cat will focus on shipping, local delivery and pickup. They also plan to expand their product line with baked goods like lemon verbena cake and dark chocolate, black raspberry, beet brownies.
The Food Fort 2.0 provides commercial kitchen space for small, food-based businesses. It’s an expansion of ECDI’s Food Fort which launched as a commissary kitchen for the city’s food trucks.
Coco Cat has been working out of the Food Fort 2.0 as a local fulfiller for 1-800-Flowers Fruit Bouquets and Shari’s Berries since September 2019.
“We are focused to exponentially grow our eCommerce presence, wholesale accounts, collaborations and events” Camp said.
Coco Cat plans to host candy making classes and other events out of the Food Fort 2.0 later this year.
For more information, visit cococatbakery.com.