Christian Vautier Le Concept is Choclatier is 254 Broome
The new pink awning arrived at 254 Broome Street just a couple weeks ago. But there was still paper in the windows, and no sign of any opening date. After all, this is the location of a new sweets spot that first came to our attention last month. Yet, contrary to our last report, Artisan Chocolate is simply the corporate identity of the operation. The confectionary outpost is actually doing business as Christian Vautier Le Concept (“CVLC”), which doubles as cafe of sorts.
In their own words, CVLC is:
A gem box chocolate boutique with in-house production, seats for twenty, French pastries, and extensive coffee program, the store takes its name from the acclaimed Parisian chocolatier [Christian Vautier] whose confections will take the spotlight, and marks the chef’s first venture in the United States after successful forays in the French and Japanese markets.
Grand opening of the chocolate flagship, which was initially scheduled for February 8, has been pushed back a month. According to the Twitter feed, expect the launch on March 7.
Over the weekend, much of the interior was exposed to public view, with black-and-white window leafing providing the proper identity. The door carries the store name, with the adjacent windows boasting a mini Paris skyline.
At the moment CVLC is looking for help. But because it’s a “boutique” and not a store, they’re seeking baristas.