Chocolate Bar Invites Spies to Come In From the Cold


We’ve seen many an awkward promotion play on current events (Spitzer cocktails, etc.), but Chocolate Bar is really pushing it. Referring to a Times article that mentions an unnamed coffee shop that served as a rendezvous point, a publicist asks us, “What was the 8th Ave coffee shop where the Russian spies were up to their skullduggery? Was it Chocolate Bar?!” Uh, no, it wasn’t: As made clear by a Daily News article that also mentions Anna Chapman partying at Tenjune and Pink Elephant (the Post also mentions the Thompson Hotel, Greenhouse, and Juliet), the coffee shop in question was a Starbucks at 46th and Eighth Avenue. Don’t get too cute, Chocolate Bar.