Kilwin's Chocolate Shoppe of Ann Arbor opened in 1983 and is owned by Karen Piehutkoski. In 1996 Karen opened a second shop, an ice cream parlor, right next door to the chocolate shoppe. Both stores are located in an old building in Ann Arbor's historical district. Visitors enjoy an old-fashioned ambiance with black walnut hardwood floors, antique light fixtures and exposed brick walls when they walk in either shoppe. But it's the old-fashioned customer service, fine chocolates and original recipe ice cream that impress her customers enough to keep them coming back again and again!