Chocolate shop closes due to owners illness
People will have one less place to purchase goodies for their Valentine this year as the Gourmet Boutique & Galler Chocolatier in Hamilton has closed.
Opened in the fall of 2010, the shop — located on the corner of Reid and Queen Street — sold items from chocolate, shortbread and tea to cheese, caviar, foie gras and smoked salmon.
Owned by Bernadette Walker and her husband Leetroy, the shop closed last week due to illness in the family. The shops website is also no longer active.
According to Mrs Walker who spoke to The Royal Gazette via e-mail, she became ill and had to leave Bermuda to receive special medical attention. She also noted that finding the right staff had been difficult which added to the shop owners burden.
Last January, after the store received its liquor licence, the couple partnered with Burrows Lightbourns online delivery website, WineOnline.bm to offer a selection of wine and spirits.
The venture, however, did not last long and the wine offering did not end up expanding into a larger range that had been expected.
The building is owned by the Gibbons Company, which did not comment on whether it is currently looking for a new tenant or has another retailer already lined up.
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