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South End chocolate bar wins approval

The Boston Licensing Board today granted a food-serving license to Cacao, 570 Columbus Ave. in the South End.

Cacao, which will be open between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m., will serve all sorts of chocolate offerings, including hot chocolate. It will have both indoor and, in nice weather, outdoor seating.

Its owners have a similar shop in Newton. They also used to have a Cacao on Centre Street in Jamaica Plain, but closed that in 2022.

Nobody spoke against the proposal at a hearing on Wednesday. A liaison from the city Office of Neighborhood Services summed up community reaction by quoting one person who had attended an earlier neighborhood meeting: "Who would be against chocolate?

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Or just another chocolate shop with the same name?

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Same owners, will add to the story.

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OMG! Their hot chocolate is transformative.

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Max Brenner replacement? Their white chocolate chai was very good.

And do they have to card customers?

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Have you not noticed the "You must be born after 2003 to buy chocolate" signs in every convenience stores?

Have you never seen an adult ask a kid about to enter the store if they'd be willing to buy them a 40oz of hot chocolate?

Overage chocolate consumption remains a vexing problem in this state.

/s

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You'll have to pull the milk chocolate out of my cold dead hands.