Factory Happenings

Matthew Cronheim at Arrowhead Collective burn-treated our pine fence that surrounds our newly re-landscaped patio. If you haven’t been by since Corey from Clyde Oak and his crew worked their magic over here it is definitely worth a visit. Very relaxing out there on the patio now.

We wanted to feature Matthew’s process as we all enjoyed watching him work the days he was doing his thing on our fence. As the craftsman, we figured his words would be the best words to use here:

“ We are a custom design and fabrication shop focusing on steel and woodwork. We combine materials, forms, and structures in unique ways and we’re dedicated to quality above all else.

For the wall specifically, we mimicked a traditional Japanese method (shou-sugi-ban) on locally harvested and milled Southern Yellow Pine. In additional to being aesthetically pleasing, this technique renders the wood virtually maintenance free – fire, rot, and bug resistant – via a layer of carbon created by burning. By employing this technique, we were able to locally create a durable, beautiful product without any industrial materials or processes.”

Come by and check it out for yourself. Have an iced coffee and have a seat! In the meantime, here are some pictures of Matthew at work here…

Fence Before the burn

Before the burn!

Getting fired up

Getting fired up.

Fired up

Fired up…

 ALL fired up!

ALL Fired up!

 Fence After

Fully treated.

 Fence After 2

Looks fantastic.

Fence Finale

Over the fence…

Pretty neat stuff, huh? Well to see more of Matthew’s ventures, follow him on Instagram.


We get juiced when chocolate lovers visit our factory and enjoy our chocolate. We're very proud of the fruits of our labors: the chocolate. So when we host guests who show enthusiasm for their Videri experience we want to show our appreciation.

Behold! Our first Videri Chocolate Lovers of the Month! Marybeth and Patrick wandered in to Videri during a day out at 'Que Fest 2013 last month and were moved to write about their first visit here on their blog Willing To Feed!

"What’s their story?" we asked ourselves. And then we asked them. This is their story…

"We are a newlywed couple living in Durham, NC and we love all things food and drink. When we're not working, we're exploring all the great things the Triangle has to offer.

Marybeth works in marketing at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina. She has a major sweet tooth and loves to bake/make sweet treats in her spare time.

Patrick is an educator during the day and a cook at night. He also enjoys brewing beer on the weekends."

Videri Chocolate Lovers June

Do you want to be a Videri Chocolate Fan of the Month? Tell us what you love about Videri on our Facebook page, your blog, twitter, or Instagram and tag us. We’ll pick a winner every month for a free prize!

Dave Gooch (You know. "Gooch"?) had a bright idea to keep all of our days bright. Compost. From the Desk Of Dave Gooch:

In an ongoing effort to reduce waste, Videri is pleased to announce our foray into composting. Thanks to the fine folks at CompostNow.org, we have our first composting bin. Most of the packaging at Videri is compost ready, including all our cups, straws, and napkins at the coffee counter (unfortunately not the hot cup lids, though those are still recyclable). So come by, enjoy a chocolate, have a coffee and don't feel guilty about tossing out that cup (just make sure to toss it in the right place).

For more information on composting or how you can get in on it, check out CompostNow.org.


Dave Gooch
Coffee Manager
Videri Chocolate Factory

bagged up

Bagged up!

not trash

NOT trash

Not trash

Repeat : NOT trash


So it’s almost a month out, but we thought we should post some pics of April’s First Friday event we held here. It was our first dip into the Downtown Raleigh First Friday art scene and we’re going to keep it going. Showcasing our friends in the art community in our awesome space. It’s a perfect match and there is no shortage of talented artists in our immediate area so why not stay open a little later on First Fridays? Right? We’ll definitely let y’all know who and when another artist agrees to put some things up on our walls.

First Friday

We lucked out having Sean Marlin as our first resident artist. He does great work.

First Friday

Oil on wallpaper! What??!?

First Friday

Why didn't we do this sooner…

Sean Marlin

The artist himself.

Come by the Factory to see more of Sean’s work. We’ll have it up through June!


First Friday Event
April 5th, 2013 at
Videri Chocolate Factory
327 W. Davie Street, Suite 100, Raleigh NC 27601
featuring artist Sean Marlin

We’ve been posting a link to the e-article all week long, but if you didn’t get a physical copy of last Sunday’s Times the article is attached below. We are so incredibly excited about this we are BURSTING over here. Take a look!

NYT Raleigh Warehouse District by Diane Daniel.

Items 31 to 35 of 55 total

per page
  1. 5
  2. 6
  3. 7
  4. 8
  5. 9
Set Descending Direction