The Chocolate Factory has closed its Shorewood sub shop and ice cream parlor at 4330 N. Oakland Ave.
The family friendly venue served up its last sundaes on Dec. 31.
The Chocolate Factory first opened its doors in 1972 as an ice cream parlor and candy store in Cedarburg. Later that year, it added sub sandwichesu, an item that would become a staple for the restaurant, to the menu.
In addition to subs, The Chocolate Factory also offers a variety of salads, sundaes and 24 premium Wisconsin-made ice creams sold by the ounce.
The Shorewood location, which opened in 2014 in the space previously occupied by Thirst & Vine, is survived by eight other locations including its original location in Cedarburg and shops in Delafield, Elm Grove, Oak Creek, Oconomowoc, Pewaukee, Waukesha and West Bend.
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