Kate Weiser Chocolate pop-up shop opens in Plano

Kate Weiser Chocolate opened a Carl the Snowman pop-up Nov. 1 located near Macy’s at The Shops at Willow Bend, 6121 W. Park Blvd., Plano. The kiosk will be open until Jan. 31 or until sold out. www.kateweiserchocolate.com
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By Liesbeth Powers

Liesbeth graduated from Baylor University with a degree in new media journalism in December 2018. She gained her newspaper experience as a staff writer and multimedia editor at her campus paper, The Baylor Lariat. Liesbeth joined the Community Impact team in August 2019, where she reports on all things Plano, including education and transportation.


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