There’s a new destination to get your chocolate fix downtown in the City of Manassas.
Stephanie Yowell opened up Old Towne Confections at 9417 Main Street over the weekend. The shop is located between the incoming Sinistral Brewing and the Philadelphia Tavern.
According to Yowell, this is is her second shop in the Northern Virginia area, with her first being Middleberg’s Finest Chocolates in Middleberg, where she started in the gourmet chocolate business two-and-a-half years ago.
“I hadn’t been in that before, and the opportunity presented itself,” said Yowell.
Yowell learned the tricks of the trade from the previous owner of her Middleberg location.
The shop offers high-quality truffles, creams, and gourmet and artisanal chocolates. They also do special orders, wedding favors, and events.
“We do wine up in Middleburg, and hopefully I’ll have the wine here soon as well,” said Yowell.
For Yowell, the decision to open up her second location in Manassas was an easy one.
“I picked Manassas because it just seems to be coming around. The [city] does a lot of activities…to promote people coming downtown, so that was really attractive,” said Yowell.
The store’s expected hours are 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday, 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday. They are closed on Tuesdays.