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pkchocolatesPK’s Chocolates has been serving the Santa Clarita Valley out of their Canyon Country store since 2010. Owners Pat Dirickson and Kim Larsen first met in 1999, and after transitioning out of careers in finance, launched their chocolate business.

PK’s specializes in fresh cake bites, fudge, toffee and truffles as well as custom orders for birthdays, weddings and special occasions.

But now, after two years of business, PK’s Chocolates will be closing their doors, according to a statement on their Facebook page, Tuesday:

“With every day comes new challenges and new adventures. PK’s Chocolates has been in business (retail store) for two years. As our anniversary came we’ve decided that we could no longer support the retail business and will be closing our doors. We are very sad about this as we’ve met so many wonderful people, customers, networking friends, the chamber, etc. We will be moving forward to new careers but will be around for boutiques and shows.

“We will be selling our business, so if you know anyone who wants to start a bakery, cookie shop, chocolate, etc. this is a great starting point and is all ready to go.

“Thank you for the wonderful ride.”

According to Dirickson, PK’s plans to be open until the end of May and hopes to continue operating from home after that.

For more information or to place an order, visit PK’s Chocolates’ [website] or call 661-347-9846.

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