219 N 7th Street, Rich in History and Taste

219 N 7th Street, has always been an address associated with fun. The location was once a sporting goods shop, as well as a roller rink/concert hall that regularly attracted famous rock and roll stars like Iggy Pop, MC5, and Alice Cooper in the 1960’s, 70’s, and 80’s. So it’s no wonder that Chocolates by Grimaldi, a superstar in the world of handmade chocolates, has also chosen to call it home.

While Alice Cooper probably won’t be visiting their store anytime soon the company has kept the fun momentum going. In addition to the hand-rolled, hand-dipped, and handmade goodies they offer like, peanut butter balls, gourmet turtles, and chocolate covered potato chips, they also offer Creative Chocolate Classes and tours.

“There is always something exciting happening in Grand Haven,” said Molli Laham, Co-Owner and Operator of Chocolates by Grimaldi in Grand Haven. “But what could be more fun than visiting a real chocolate factory where you can literally see treats being made right before your eyes and taste them,” she added.

Tours may be scheduled for Monday through Friday. Guests will have the opportunity to taste fresh samples right off the line. The tours cost $4.00 per person. Call 616-935-7740 to reserve your space today!

Please note however, that due to the holiday season tours will not be held from November 12th through December 31st.

You might also want to sign up for one of their Creative Chocolate Classes, a 90-minute chocolate creation experience that allows participants to paint and create their own chocolate bar while socializing with friends and other chocolate enthusiasts.

For $35.00 per person Chocolates by Grimaldi will provide you with the CHOCOLATE and all of the supplies and ingredients needed to paint, flavor, and decorate your own unique chocolate creation. Chocolates by Grimaldi can accommodate up to 24 participants per class. Private classes are available for groups of 10 or more. Call 616-935-7740 to reserve your class today.

You may visit Chocolates by Grimaldi’s Web site at: or find them on Facebook under CHOCOLATES by GRIMALDI.

Chocolates by Grimaldi products are available locally at their shop located at 219 N. 7th Street in Grand Haven’s Center Town, as well as Crossroads Blueberry Farm in West Olive, Sweet Tooth in Rockford, My Village Pharmacy in Fruitport, J-Dub’s Market & Wine Shop in Grand Haven, 12 Corners Tasting Room in downtown Grand Haven and online: