Openings and Closings

Jimmie's Chocolates to Open Davie Location

Jimmie's Chocolates is expanding with its third location, set to open in Davie in the spring.

The chocolate shop, with locations in Dania Beach and Wilton Manors, is opening a third shop, located at 2621 S. University Drive in Davie, with a soft opening scheduled in March.

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General Manager Rob Granado says the expansion to Davie is particularly exciting because the company's president, Rodney Harrison, was born and raised in Davie. "We're all locals. I grew up in southeast Broward too. This is sort of a homecoming for us."

Granado describes the decor as "bohemian meets chic," explaining, "We love the nostalgia of who we are. There's a bit of whimsy, because it's a chocolate shop, and antiques. It's easy to have that nostalgia in Dania Beach, but we want to take that charm that people love with us to our new home."

The shop will offer the company's hand-crafted chocolates, which have been made basically the same way since Jimmie Vonglis opened his store in 1947. Chocolates are made fresh, and items like strawberries and marshmallows are dipped by hand the old-fashioned way.

One new feature to the Davie location is the addition of desserts and coffees. The Dania Beach location features a full-service café, and some of their most popular desserts will be offered at the new store in a grab-and-go format.

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Laine Doss is the food and spirits editor for Miami New Times, covering the restaurant and bar scene in South Florida. She has been featured on Cooking Channel’s Eat Street and Food Network’s Great Food Truck Race. Doss won an Alternative Weekly award for her feature on what it’s like to wait tables. In a previous life, she appeared off-Broadway and shook many a cocktail as a bartender at venues in South Florida and New York City. When she’s not writing, you can find Doss running some marathon then celebrating at the nearest watering hole.
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