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Picture of the Day – Li-Lac Chocolate Factory

 

Li-Lac Chocolates is Manhattan’s oldest chocolate house – a New York tradition since 1923. George Demetrious, a native of Greece who studied the art of chocolate making in France, emigrated to NYC and opened his shop at 120 Christopher Street in the heart of Greenwich Village. During the 1920’s, Greenwich Village was a destination for artists, intellectuals and innovators. In 2014, the company took steps to relocate its factory to a new space in the Industry City section of Sunset Park, Brooklyn.  Here, customers can see Li-Lac’s chocolate-making process in action, through the windows.

I had the opportunity to photograph their facilities. Honestly, it was kinda cool. I didn’t see any Oompa Loompas but you can’t have it all.