Cocoa Bean to reopen this summer

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Eileen Seeley, proprietor of Downtown Dancewear at the corner of 5th and Division, has a sign in the window announcing that their Cocoa Bean shop will reopen later this summer across the street in the space where Judy’s Floral Design is currently located (also known as the old Irwin’s Flowers building.)


  1. Ross Currier said:

    That’s exciting. It’ll add a little economic vitality “south of 5th”. And if the Muni moves forward on the 600 Block, I’ll quote Will Rogers with “candy is dandy but liquor is quicker”.

    June 6, 2007
  2. Tracy Davis said:

    Actually, Ross, I’m pretty sure that was Dorothy Parker….

    June 6, 2007
  3. Ross Currier said:

    …well, it certainly is easier for me to visualize her saying it…

    June 6, 2007
  4. John S. Thomas said:


    This is an EXCELLENT location, and will bring much needed traffic to this block.

    Some outside seating here would be wonderful as well.

    Does anyone know who owns the parking lot next to this location? Is it owned by the owners of this location, or by Fine Groove or Grundy’s?

    I am looking forward to the reopening. I know my family will be excited to hear the news.

    June 6, 2007
  5. Candy is dandy, and liquor is quicker (according to Ogden Nash, not Rogers or Parker), but I scream for ice cream, and what rhymes with fudge?

    June 6, 2007
  6. Eileen Seeley said:

    Hi everyone. To answer some of the questions:
    The parking lot is owned by Frank Gates, Northfield Insurance.
    And yes, we plan to offer outside seating as we did at the other location.
    The project is moving along, and we look forward to seeing all of you soon!!
    P.S. What about liquor filled candy?? We offer a great selection at the holidays!!

    June 6, 2007
  7. kiffi summa said:

    As for rhymes………Pudge will trudge through sludge that will not budge, for fudge!

    June 6, 2007
  8. Gilly Wigley said:

    MMM Kahlua filled chocolate

    June 11, 2007
  9. Gilly Wigley said:

    I wont budge for fudge.
    unless it’s the fudge that Tim Sellers makes. I had that at a holiday party once and it was the best!

    June 11, 2007
  10. Eileen Seeley said:

    Maybe we could have a “fudge off”. I’ve heard that from lots of people, and than they admit mine is “BEST”!!

    June 11, 2007
  11. Gilly Wigley said:

    ‘aint it a grudge
    when you get a fudge smudge
    on your Henry and Mudge

    dont you judge
    what a drudge
    a fudge smudge
    is to clean off….

    June 11, 2007
  12. Gilly Wigley said:

    I wouldnt mind a “fudge off”. You know Eileen that you’d get my vote if it was some sort of coconut fudge. 😀

    or we could just designate a month as “Give Gilly Free Chocolate Month”. Either one would do.

    June 11, 2007
  13. Dot said:

    Eileen Seeley is the Queen of Fudge and all else! Eileen rocks. She’s the best. Go, Scaley!

    June 19, 2007

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