Austin's Chocolaterie Tessa to close May 23

Chocolaterie Tessa will close May 23, according to a letter from owner Tessa Halstead. (Jack Flagler/Community Impact Newspaper)
Chocolaterie Tessa will close May 23, according to a letter from owner Tessa Halstead. (Jack Flagler/Community Impact Newspaper)

Chocolaterie Tessa will close May 23, according to a letter from owner Tessa Halstead. (Jack Flagler/Community Impact Newspaper)

Chocolaterie Tessa, located at 7425 Burnet Road, Austin, will close permanently. According to a letter to customers from owner Tessa Halstead, May 23 will be the shop's last day of business. Halstead said the loss of South by Southwest Conference & Festivals and summer weddings and events impacted revenue significantly. Also, she said nearly half the chocolate shop's sales came from holiday business that may not return. "It's time for us to shut our doors while we can still say goodbye to everyone with dignity and goodwill," Halstead wrote. "I can say on behalf of myself, my family, and my staff, we gave it our very best." 512-200-2837. www.chocolaterietessa.com
By Jack Flagler
Jack is the editor of Community Impact Newspaper's Central Austin and Southwest Austin editions. He began his career as a sports reporter in Massachusetts and North Carolina before moving to Austin in 2018. He grew up in Maine and graduated from Boston University, but prefers tacos al pastor to lobster rolls. You can get in touch at jflagler@communityimpact.com


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