Downtown Vancouver's Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory is getting a makeover on Robson Street

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      While a new chocolate bistro recently opened up in the West End, a longtime chocolate shop in the area is getting a makeover.

      Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory has been a sweet-tooth destination on Robson Street since 1993.

      It was closed on January 3 to undergo renovations. According to company marketing manager Kate Mustard, they hope to reopen the location by the end of January—just in time for Valentine's Day.

      Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory

      Although the size of the store will remain the same (approximately 847 square feet), the new design will implement some significant changes. Counters are being removed and clerks will be operating on the same side as the consumer.

      In the meantime, customers craving M&M–covered caramel apples or peanut butter cups can visit their numerous other locations in the Lower Mainland, including North Vancouver (Edgemont Village), Burnaby (Metrotown, Lougheed Town Centre, and their head office), New Westminster, Surrey (Guildford), Langley (Willowbrook), and Tsawwassen (Tsawwassen Quay and Tsawwassen Mills), or shop online.

      The company originated in Durango, Colorado, and has locations in Canada, the U.S., and the United Arab Emirates.