Karen Isaacson, proper, is the co-owner of Pandora’s Chocolate at 127 West Foremost Road in Rigby. | Rett Nelson, EastIdahoNews.com
Do you wish to know what’s occurring within the japanese Idaho enterprise scene? We’ve obtained you lined. Here’s a rundown of this week’s enterprise information throughout the valley.
Native couple opens chocolate store in Rigby
Pandora’s Chocolate provides 57 completely different flavors of chocolate and different treats. | Rett Nelson, EastIdahoNews.com
RIGBY – Music from the Twenties and ’30s performs on an previous tabletop radio within the again nook of Pandora’s Chocolate at 127 West Foremost Road in Rigby as prospects select from tons of of selfmade, hand-dipped sweets.
Len and Karen Isaacson opened for enterprise on April 22 in a constructing that was as soon as a tattoo parlor. Karen tells EastIdahoNews.com prospects are having fun with the vibe of the place.
Karen has at all times loved music from that period, and chocolate has been a giant a part of her life since she was a child. She owned an analogous store along with her husband once they lived in Stevensville, Montana, about 14 years in the past. Within the final a number of years, she’s began dipping sweets once more and determined the time was proper to open one other enterprise.
“It’s not one thing we deliberate on doing, but it surely simply form of grew,” says Karen. “It’s been nice. It’s been incredible!”
Karen focuses on making sweets with cream facilities. She says most prospects are stunned by how good they’re once they give them a strive.
“They’re amazingly clean, creamy facilities that aren’t your typical cream facilities. We have now 57 completely different flavors of chocolate proper now. Most of them are available each milk and darkish,” Karen says. “We have now a variety of conventional flavors, however there are a variety of uncommon ones, too.”
The muffin flavors are among the many most uncommon, together with pistachio, cookie butter, cheesecake and peanut butter & jelly. Isaacson additionally has fudge, chocolate-dipped chocolate chip cookies, chocolate-dipped fortune cookies and extra.
Those that have been contained in the 1,500-square-foot retailer have observed the enterprise continues to be a piece in progress. Along with chocolate treats, the Isaacsons are gathering merchandise offered at different native companies to promote of their retailer. Among the many present choices are jerky and honey.
The northeast nook of the shop will characteristic work from entrepreneurs, artists, craftsmen and others locally.
Natalie Mecham is a neighborhood watercolor artist who might be establishing a show this Friday for purchasers to see over the subsequent three months.
“I’ll have a number of examples of commissioned items I’ve accomplished, in addition to greeting card units and prints obtainable to buy. My daughters may also have a small assortment of tub salts they’ve made on the market,” Mecham says. “We plan on donating a portion of our proceeds to charity.”
A montage of Mecham’s artwork. | Courtesy Natalie Mecham Artwork Fb web page
Karen is planning a grand opening as soon as the shop is full. A selected date has not but been decided.
The Isaacsons are wanting ahead to serving prospects as they proceed so as to add new merchandise to the shop.
“We love what we do,” Karen says. “I’m right here 12 hours a day day by day, and so it’s a must to adore it.”
Pandora’s Chocolate is open 10 a.m. to six p.m. Tuesday by Saturday. Visit the Facebook page for extra data.
Genuine Hawaiian-style barbecue restaurant opening in Ammon this week
AMMON – With a menu reflecting the Hawaiian tradition, Mo’ Bettahs will serve genuine plate-style meals that includes teriyaki rooster or steak, kalua pork, and a breaded rooster katsu. Mo’ Bettahs provides drive-thru, dine-in, supply, on-line ordering and catering providers.
Mo’ Bettahs, within the Sandcreek Commons buying middle at 3427 South twenty fifth East in Ammon, will change into the chain’s 22 location and the second in Idaho when it opens Friday, Might 7. A further 19 new areas are set to open by the tip of 2021, with eating places in Idaho, Utah, Oklahoma, Texas, Kansas and Missouri.
Savory Fund invested in Mo’ Bettahs in 2017. Savory infuses startup manufacturers with capital and pairs them with its staff of trade veterans, who’ve expertise in the whole lot from improvement and development to provide chain and services administration. With Savory’s help, Mo’ Bettahs has all of the items in place to reaffirm its standing because the chief in genuine Hawaiian-style meals and change into a serious participant throughout the U.S.
Upcoming occasions for you and your loved ones on the Idaho Falls Zoo
IDAHO FALLS – The Idaho Falls Zoo’s 2021 season is off to a wild begin, and zoo workers are roaring proper into Might with some occasions chances are you’ll be occupied with.
A brand new zoo fundraiser referred to as Sippin’ Safari is going on on Might 7 from 5:30 to eight:30 p.m. Stroll the zoo and take heed to stay music with your loved ones. Grownup and non-alcoholic drinks might be obtainable, so deliver your ID. All ages are welcome. Tickets must be purchased online earlier than the occasion. Zoo memberships aren’t legitimate for entry.
All the women are invited to get pleasure from admission to the zoo for under 50 cents with a paid youngster admission on Saturday, Might 8, and Sunday, Might 9. Convey Mother to see Zasu, the mama camel, and lovable new calf, Liam.
The zoo is providing free admission for former or lively navy personnel (with legitimate navy ID) on Might 15. Rapid members of the family of their group may also obtain free admission.
Convey the household to discover science, expertise, engineering, artwork and math for Fluor Idaho’s STEAM Day on the zoo Might 15. There might be hands-on interactive actions from midday to three p.m.
Between Memorial and Labor Day weekends, meet a penguin or have a look behind the scenes. Penguin Interplay Applications and Behind the Scenes Excursions give you an unimaginable, personalised expertise on the zoo. Learn more and book your program here.
The zoo is open every day from 9:30 a.m. to five p.m., together with holidays.
SMALL BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT
Martial arts college in Ammon helps college students be taught self-discipline and management
AMMON – For Scott and Tia Southwick, martial arts is a lifelong ardour.
They started instructing Taekwondo, kung fu and different types of martial arts to folks of all ages greater than 20 years in the past, they usually’re thrilled to be open in a brand new constructing at 3485 Rawson Road in Ammon.
The duo started holding lessons within the 6,000-square-foot house about six weeks in the past, and Tia tells EastIdahoNews.com it’s 4 instances the scale of their earlier location, permitting room for extra college students.