Chocolate shop plans renovation, relocation

“This is a wonderful commitment to the city of Piqua and to all of Miami County,” co-owner Laurie Winans Reiser said in an email. “This facility will be able to accommodate bus tours, will include a chocolate factory viewing window and a mini-museum with information and memorabilia from the four generations of family ownership.”

Construction is expected to last seven to 10 months, Reiser said.

There are a dozen Winans Fine Chocolates and Coffees, including a store that opened last month at The Greene in Beavercreek in space that previously housed Peet’s Coffee & Tea.

Piqua-based Winans traces its roots to the late 1800s.

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