Since January 1998, White Chocolate has been helping people of all ages from the Sunflower State (aka Kansas) get their skate on. But White Chocolate is more than just your average skateshop.
Shoes, apparel, incense, dvd’s & books, even body jewelry (at the Hays location) are all part of the flavorful mix. Throw in the occassional in-store art show, live DJ, and a couple of skateboard contests each fall and spring and you’ve got White Chocolate.
Our Hays store opened in January 1998. Small in size — 450 square feet — and a bit off the beaten path — located at 333 E. 8th Street — we opened White Chocolate with a vision and a determination that coincided with the building of the Hays Skatepark.
In October of 2002, we moved White Chocolate to its current location — 810 Main Street — a much bigger space with two large display windows, wooden floors and plenty of room to showcase our inventory.
In 2005, we opened our second store in Lawrence, Kansas. With about 1,000 square feet of store space, White Chocolate – Lawrence opened June 21, 2005 at 1005 Massachusetts Street. As part of a vibrant downtown Lawrence retail scene, we quickly out grew our small space. Those of you who saw it stacked from floor to ceiling with product, know what I mean.
After more than a year of searching, in May 2009, we moved about a half a block, into the old HANNA’S building at 933 Massachusetts Street.
Where will we go next? Only time will tell. Stay tuned.