Westwood residents flock to sample gourmet chocolates at the Blue Ox Bakery in Westwood last December. The chocolate-making operation has spread into Susanville with the grand opening of Blue Ox Choclates, 602 Main St., Suite B between Honey Lake Firearms and Grace Community Church, at 11 a.m. tomorrow, Saturday, June 1.

Blue Ox opens new gourmet chocolate shop in Uptown Susanville tomorrow

Many locals say one of the secrets of economic development in Uptown Susanville is getting new businesses to open up there. A step in that direction has been taken — Blue Ox Chocolates’ grand opening will be held tomorrow.

Tell me, who doesn’t love a delicious bite of gourmet chocolate?

The Lassen County Chamber of Commerce hosts a ribbon cutting at 10 a.m. and the grand opening will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday June 1, at 602 Main St., Suite B, between Honey Lake Firearms and Grace Community Church, in Uptown Susanville.

But the owner’s plans don’t end there. If the new chocolate shop isn’t enough, Blue Ox Bistro will be opening right next door to the Chocolate Shop in a few months serving quick on-the-go lunches.

One of the new displays at Blue Ox Chocolate on Main Street in Uptown Susanville.

Blue Ox Chocolates will feature expanded options of their chocolate line, featured at the Blue Ox Bakery in Westwood, and some adorable merchandise.

According to a Facebook post, “We hope you are as excited as we are and look forward to seeing you Saturday in Susanville!”