And there will be Oompa-Loompas!* Days after closing her Beverly Hills storefront, Hasty Torres has just signed a lease on a 5,777-square-foot factory space in Downtown, located at 7th and Central streets, where all production for Madame Chocolat’s line of indulgences will be based. The factory will be constructed to Torres’ specifications to serve five retail locations that she’s planning to open up in Downtown, Beverly Hills, Mid-City, Santa Monica, and Manhattan, where her husband, chocolatier Jacques Torres, also operates a chocolate factory in Soho and is scouting for a new base of operations himself. Neither an opening date nor an exact address is being announced just yet, but we claim first-run at the Bubble Room.
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