Roni-Sue’s Reopening Essex Market Stall this Week with New Partnership and Selection of ‘Sipping Chocolates’

Posted on: November 2nd, 2015 at 5:10 am by
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Roni-Sue’s Chocolates is down temporarily for remodeling. A facelift, if you will. The tiny stall inside the Essex Street Market has been closed of late, but will reopen on Wednesday with a “pivoted” service.

Owner Rhonda Kave tells us that she’s expanding the offering to include products other than her own confections. Incorporating sipping and drinking chocolates, cocoa teas, and snacks from “other local makers.” Said items would be stocked and curated by the national “farm-to-fridge” organization Farm2Me. The new partnership opens the gates to goods from 650 New York local farms and food makers, and allows the organization to plant a flag at the Essex Market.

“We’ll still sell all of our regular Roni-Sue treats and confections, including some of our cookies that we bake at Forsyth Street,” Kave further confirms referring to her two-year-old brick-and-mortar spot.

Apparently business has been sluggish in recent months, echoing the woes of the market as a whole (i.e. Lack of proper management and foot traffic). This joint deal will certainly help.

Roni-Sue’s debuted on the Lower East Side exactly eight years ago (October 2007), and is usually a visible participant in neighborhood markets and events like the Hester Street Fair and DayLife. Kave told the Village Voice about her love of the market two years ago, “It’s just the kind of place that I like to find when I travel. I like to see where the people shop and what they like to buy and how they cook it. I thought it was the best-kept secret in New York.”

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