DeBrand Fine Chocolates is celebrating 25 years in business with a 25 percent off sale Wednesday.
Yes, you heard correctly: Debrand will offer a 25 percent discount on all chocolate purchases both in stores or online (all orders must be shipped or purchased Wednesday. This does not include drinks, desserts or ice cream).
Stop in to any of DeBrand's three Fort Wayne stores or order online with promo code: 25YEARS on Wednesday. Store hours Wednesday: 7 a.m.-9 p.m. at 10105 Auburn Park Drive; and 10 a.m.-9 p.m. at 5608 Coldwater Road and at Jefferson Pointe shopping center.
Also at Debrand: Now you can wear your political preference on your chocolate bar. DeBrand is selling foil-covered milk chocolate bars with the imprint of a donkey or an elephant.
A new self-serve frozen yogurt shop, Menchie's, opened Monday at 6404 W. Jefferson Blvd. The grand opening will be Sept. 7.
The following information was previously reported online.
•Lone Star steakhouse in Coldwater Crossing closed today.
Harry Day, senior vice president of Lone Star, said the lease was about to run out and the company was not able to renegotiate it.
He added that the company is looking for other properties locally, so it could reopen somewhere else in this area. The restaurant opened at Coldwater Crossing in 1992.
The company, which operates 97 restaurants, has corporate headquarters in Plano, Texas.
•The Cosmos restaurant at 1425 W. Washington Center Road closed Aug. 19.
Panos Bourounis said his family sold the building to Culver's, a burger and frozen custard chain with stores on West Jefferson Boulevard and East Dupont Road.
The Cosmos at 3232 St. Joe Center Road will remain open, Bourounis said, and the family hopes to open another restaurant in a new location next year.
He said his dad, Petros Bourounis, has had health issues, which was part of the reason the family sold the west location, in addition to Culver's wanting to buy it.
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