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At Tampa’s International Plaza, Läderach Swiss chocolatier replaces Godiva

The Switzerland-based chocolate shop features artisanal chocolates and hand-broken bark.
International Plaza has a new chocolatier, Läderach, in the space that once housed Godiva.
International Plaza has a new chocolatier, Läderach, in the space that once housed Godiva. [ SARA DINATALE | Tampa Bay Times ]
Published Sep. 21
Updated Sep. 21

Take heart, chocolate fans: Swiss chocolatier Läderach recently opened in Tampa’s International Plaza, replacing the Godiva chocolate shop that closed earlier this year.

Known for artisanal chocolates, the 59-year-old family-owned company based in Switzerland opened its largest global flagship store on Fifth Avenue in New York City in December, complete with a one-story rotating cocoa bean sculpture.

The Tampa store, in the same lower-level space where Godiva operated, features a FrischSchoggi (fresh chocolate) counter where customers can pick out hand-broken chocolate bark.

Läderach also recently opened a store at The Mall at University Town Center in Sarasota.