Charles Chocolates Owner Explains the Sudden Closure

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"Being a small company, we bet the ranch on this project. It was all or nothing, and it turned out to be nothing." Chuck Siegel, founder of Charles Chocolates, regarding the factory and retail project the company had planned in the Westfield Centre, and how it did them in. The company closed Friday after six years in business. If you're a fan, you'll want to scoop up whatever remaining chocolates you may find at Bi-Rite or Whole Foods. [Scoop, Earlier]