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Panos Paganos cuts off a bit of chocolate from a bar from Claudio Corallo’s Terreiro Vehlo Plantation at the new Alegio Chocolate in Palo Alto.
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Hometown chocolate ALEGIO CHOCOLATE OPENS A SECOND LOCATION IN PALO ALTO TO BE CLOSER TO PENINSULA CUSTOMERS By Rebecca Duran
ince recently opening Alegio Chocolate in Palo Alto, co-owner Panos Panagos has welcomed customers who are already familiar with the business’ Berkeley location. “Most of the people who come now, they know the place and told us that we are competing with ourselves,” he said with a laugh. Seven years after opening in Berkeley, Panagos and co-owner Robbin Everson opened the doors to the Palo Alto shop in late February, to serve all the Silicon Valley residents who would go up to Berkeley to buy chocolate from them, he said. “We had too many people from Palo Alto — a lot,” he said.
■ Mountain View Voice ■ MountainViewOnline.com ■ March 8, 2013
Alegio Chocolate carries truffles, but the shop’s focus is on chocolate bars.
Section 1 of the March 08.2013 edition of the Mountain View Voice