For years customers, whether northern Michigan residents or travelers, have been sweet on Alpine Chocolat Haus
, making it an institution. After nearly 20 years in business, the chocolate-maker is opening a store downstate in downtown Plymouth.
The candy and ice cream store owned and founded by "der Chocolatmeister" Bruce Brown is known for handmade truffles, chocolate potato chips, caramel corn and apples and more. Brown's fourth store, and first in metro Detroit, opened last month at 322 S. Main Street on the city square, across from Kellogg Park.
Alpine Chocolat Hauses are also located in Gaylord, where the first store opened in 1985, and in Boyne City and Sault Ste. Marie.
The Plymouth store is designed and furnished to encourage customers to linger there and to be a part of the city planners' intention to stroll and stay downtown by giving them shops, a park, and events such as the Plymouth Ice Festival.
Source: Michael Fernandez, managing member, Alpine Chocolat Haus, and Plymouth Downtown Development Authority
Writer: Kim North Shine