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Norman Love Confections’ newest Chocolate and Dessert Salon is now open in the Terra Design Center at 13261 McGregor Blvd. Suite 105 in Fort Myers, Florida.  Norman Love Confections’ Fort Myers-McGregor Chocolate and Dessert Salon offers the company’s award-winning ultra-premium, handcrafted chocolates, as well as specialty desserts, artisanal baked goods including a new Signature Pastry Collection, coffees, novelty products and Artisan Gelato by Norman Love.

The 1,700-square-foot chocolate and dessert salon features a contemporary design and offers indoor and outdoor seating with take-out or dine-in options. The salon is open Tuesdays through Sundays. For hours of operation and more information, call 239-672-8797.

“We are celebrating 15 years in business in Southwest Florida this month, and I can’t think of a better way to celebrate than with the opening of our fourth Chocolate and Dessert Salon,” said Norman Love, founder and CEO of Norman Love Confections. “This community is our home, and we are so pleased to expand our presence in Fort Myers along the popular McGregor Boulevard corridor. We hope that our new salon will quickly become a place where friends can enjoy a gelato sundae, share a decadent dessert or pastry, or converse over coffee or tea. We’ve created a gathering place where friends, families or business associates can meet in a comfortable, relaxed setting and experience all that that Norman Love Confections has to offer.”

Founded in 2001 by Norman and Mary Love, Norman Love Confections creates and distributes handcrafted artisanal chocolates from its corporate headquarters at 11380 Lindbergh Blvd. in Fort Myers.  The award-winning Fort Myers-based chocolatier has been lauded more than a dozen times by a leading consumer ratings magazine, including recognition six times for producing the best ultra-premium chocolates in the nation. Forbes.com included Norman Love Confections BLACK line on its list of the nation’s top 10 truffles; The Huffington Post listed it among the six best U.S. destinations in its Chocolate Lover’s Travel Guide; and USA Today named Love as one of its top 10 entrepreneurs for 2014. Love has recently been named as the inaugural inductee of Dessert Professional Magazine’s Chocolatier Hall of Fame, partnered with local chefs to present a six-course meal at the James Beard House in New York and Norman Love Confections was ranked among the top 10 shops in the world for chocolate lovers by U.K. media outlet Daily Telegraph.

Norman Love Confections has Chocolate Salons in Fort Myers, Estero and Naples, and Artisan Gelato by Norman Love is next door to the Fort Myers salon, off Daniels Parkway east of I-75. Chocolates, gift baskets, sipping chocolate and Love’s book, “Artistry in Chocolate, A Story of Love,” also can be ordered online at www.normanloveconfections.com. In addition, Norman Love Confections chocolates and desserts are offered on 18 Princess Cruises’ ships through the “Chocolate Journeys” partnership and at independent retail locations throughout the U.S. For more information visit www.normanloveconfections.com or call 239-561-7215.