Beleaguered chocolate bar makers Mast Brothers have decided to put down roots in Los Angeles, setting up a massive 6,000 square foot retail (and, presumably, factory) space in the heart of the Arts District.
Though the place is still under construction, word is it should be ready to open just about any day now, with planned friends and family nights running later this month. The address — 816 S. Santa Fe — puts it just down the street from hotspot options like Bestia and Stumptown Coffee, and practically across the street from the American Tea Room.
Mast Brothers continues to expand despite some strong recent backlash from the food community over their recent admission that, despite years of strong marketing claims to the contrary, the company has not always crafted their chocolate ‘from bean to bar’. Of course in many ways the outrage of the Mast Brothers says a lot more about ourselves than it does the company, but with a lot of late-2015 ill will still built up around the brand it’s little surprise that they’ve decided to keep their Los Angeles opening rather small, for now.
No word yet on an official public opening date for the Arts District location or their proposed hours, but expect the shop to come online early next month.
816 S. Sante Fe
Los Angeles, CA