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Grand Opening of The New Ghirardelli Soda Fountain and Chocolate Shop.

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On November 15, Ghirardelli Chocolate Company officially opened to replace the recently-departed Disney's Soda Fountain & Studio Store, to become the new Ghirardelli Soda Fountain and Chocolate Shop.

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Despite some overcast weather, spirits were bright as host Andrea Feczko introduced the Hollywood High band and a few familiar faces.

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She was followed by a number of officials, each of which spoke on the benefits this merging of Ghirardelli, Disney, and Hollywood will bring.

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Marty Thompson, President and CEO of Ghirardelli's Chocolate Company...

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Dave Hollis, Executive Vice President of Theatrical Exhibition, Sales and Distribution...

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Tom LaBonge, Council District 4, Councilman...

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...and Central Area Representative from Mayor Garcetti's office, Kimberly Rodriguez.

In a blast of confetti, the ribbon was cut and the shop was open for business.

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Inside, there's been some re-arrangement of the retail and dining space, which Ghirardelli shares with Disney's Studio Store Hollywood.

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Ice cream orders are taken at the registers, and then brought to tables with a matching order number.

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While the film vault motif that earlier decorated the walls is gone, the ties to Tinseltown remain.

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Merchandise is now available both from Ghirardelli...

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And Disney, including the traditional pin releases and the items tying in with the currently-playing movie.

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Despite the fact that they no longer routinely offer regular meal service, they will continue the character breakfasts and signature sundaes themed to the current film releases.

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Just as the combination of chocolate and Disney seems a natural, an afternoon spent with a movie at El Capitan and ice cream at Ghirardelli's can only be considered a winning combination.

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Ghirardelli's Soda Fountain and Chocolate Shop is located at 6834 Hollywood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90028. Hours are Sunday " Thursday: 9 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., and Friday - Saturday: 9 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.

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