Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory Bear

Truffles, a giant, stuffed brown bear that usually sits outside the Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, 2225 Strand, will remain inside the sweet shop until the owner gets a permit for it to return to its bench.


The Landmark Commission agreed Monday to let a beloved stuffed bear return to a city bench on The Strand, exempting it from a new ordinance meant to clean up the central business district.

Keri Heath: 409-683-5241; or on Twitter @HeathKeri.

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(7) comments

Bailey Jones

I was hoping for "Overwhelming support secures brown bear a seat on Galveston's Landmark Commission"

Jack Reeves

I am so pleased by this turn of events but, to deny a business the right to hang wreaths? Do they really think that our forefathers in the original business district didn't hang wreaths during the Holidays? They need to revisit this ordinance and add a few "common sense" options.

Jeff Patterson

The wreaths you mention were to be placed directly on the building and would be year round. That’s the difference.

James Lippert

Score one for the Bear!

Joe Flores

Truffles is kewl and adds ambiance to the Historic environment and Trey is correct HISTORIC CHARACTER is Vital and we are losing it .... too much LOUD music and Beer is the FOCUS ... The Strand is a Vey Kewl part of TEXAS and it is slipping away party time !!! have a mo' bettah day !!

Ron Shelby

Nice to see a good story like this.

Dan Freeman

Being a long supporter of the right to arm bears, I hope Truffles has self protection.

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