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The retail outlet of The Madelaine Chocolate Company is open and ready to meet your St. Patrick’s and Easter chocolate needs.

The chocolate purveyor, one of the largest private employers in Rockaway, had struggled to stay in business after suffering $50 million worth of damage from Hurricane Sandy. However, the owners and the city recently announced a deal to stay in Rockaway in exchange for a package of grants. As part of the relief package, the company will rehire many of the employees laid off after the storm.

The retail outlet is located at Beach 95th Street and Rockaway Freeway, under the iconic “Welcome to the Rockaways” wall mural, and will be open on weekdays from 10am to 4pm.