Lets hear from Gaylene Anderson owner of Bathurst Chocolate Boutique.
When did Bathurst Chocolate Boutique commence and why did you start?
Because we love Chocolate!! We started in June 2022, selling Pink Lady twist wraps in gift boxes at markets, which quickly made us realise there was a hole i the Bathurst market. Our shop opened the 8th of March 2023 and we now carry 6 chocolate companies and 2 fudges by Australian owned and operated family businesses.
What is your biggest win in the last 2-5 years?
Opening the store and seeing everyone’s surprised and happy faces when they walk in our door.
What has been your biggest challenge in the last 2-5 years?
Reaching a wider audience and getting the word out that Bathurst now has a chocolate shop.
What is the best business advice you have been given?
I think the best advice has been to only invest what you are willing to lose.
What is your favourite thing about Bathurst?
Our favourite thing about Bathurst would have to be all 4 seasons. We love watching the city come to life, it’s such a beautiful place. We are also blessed by a great community, George Street has so many small family owned business who welcomed us when we opened.
Is there anything else that you would like the community to know or share?
Our shop is always changing with new products, new gift ideas. Our front window display changes each few weeks.
For all things chocolate, pop into Bathurst Chocolate Boutique at 141 George Street and say hi to Gaylene and the team or call 0400 604 224. Check out their Facebook and Instagram for opening hours and more information.