Roger and Carrie Igielski behind the counter of Allo!
Chocolat in downtown Waukesha.
WAUKESHA — About 16 months
after it was listed for sale, Allo! Chocolat
in downtown Waukesha has found new owners.
Founders and owners Carrie
and Roger Igielski sent an email to their
customers this week saying that after 11
years of operation as of Sept. 15, the time
has come for them to pursue other interests.
“These eleven years have been
incredibly fun and filled with great
memories, but the time has come to say
farewell to the business that we love! As of
October 1st, the store will be under the
direction of new owners as the shop has been
sold to a local couple who are very excited
to take Allô! Chocolat to the next level,”
reads the email.
In the email, the Igielskis
say the new owners will be named soon. They
did say that the new owners have
small-business experience and they believe
the store will be kept in its current
location on Main Street.
“They also intend to retain
our quality staff members and use the same
blend of premium chocolate that we have used
during the store’s existence, so the quality
of the product and customer service will not
diminish. Needless to say, we are VERY
excited about them and look forward to the
future as they take over with fresh vision
and energy!,” according to the email.
The Igielskis said they plan
to spend the near future in their new home
near Palmyra and more time with their
children and the grandchildren, in addition
to traveling to destinations and “recharging
for the next adventure, which has yet to be
identified but will not be in chocolate as
our only go-to place for chocolate will
continue to be Allô! Chocolat.”
Carrie and Roger Igielski
said they plan to spend as much time as they
can in the store during the next two weeks
to talk with customers.
“We have made so many friends
through Allô! Chocolat and that will be our
greatest loss in selling the business. You
all have blessed our lives over the past 11
years. Thank you for your support and
friendship!,” reads the email.