Friday, January 14, 2011

Secret Chocolatier will be less secret

Fans of Bill Dietz' truffles at the Secret Chocolatier won't have to search for him just at local farmers' markets soon. Andy Cordia, Dietz' son-in-law, has announced that the family has signed a lease at Providence Plaza, at Providence and Sharon Amity, to open a retail shop this spring.

The plan is to be open in time for Easter and Passover.

Robin Cordia, Dietz' daughter and a co-owner of the business, says they won't drop their farmer's market booths.

"Our farmers market customers were a bit worried when they learned we were setting up shop, but why would we drop the markets? We love being a part of the spirit at Atherton Mills and Market, Matthews Farmers Market and the farmers market at Yorkmont."

When the shop is open, hours are expected to be 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday.


gretastips said...

I would love to learn more about this chocolatier. The only one know about is in Hillsborough. Would you post more information, like how to get in touch with him? Thank you!

Kathleen Purvis said...

You can find out more about Bill Dietz and the Secret Chocolatier at his web site, . In addition to being a regular presence at several local farmer's markets, his items also are sold at a few local stores, such as Common Market, Hillbilly Produce and several wine stores. There are other local chocolatiers, though. In the Charlotte area, there's also Chocolatier Barrucand in Concord and Davidson Chocolates. I've also heard a new chocolate shop, 20 Degrees, is opening on Selwyn in the same complex with the new Reid's, the New York Butcher Shop and Clean Catch Fish Market.