Sorry, sweets fans: Chocolatier Blue on Abbot Kinney is down for good. Tipsters spotted the shuttered shop not long ago, with nearby storefront workers saying the upscale chocolate shop fled the scene just after Valentine’s Day (naturally).
Yelp has yet to report the location as officially closed, but it’s been scrubbed from their corporate website and phone calls ring through to the afterlife only. The minimalist shop wasn’t long for the Venice lifestyle, only opening in August of last summer. It’s a good bet that the space won’t stay down for long, though: all that marble and brushed flooring and subway tile is too good for someone to pass up.