Honeycreeper, popular Birmingham chocolatier, changing name and ownership

Honeycreeper’s new space. (Sharron Swain/Bham Now)

After 6 1/2 years, the popular downtown Birmingham chocolate store Honeycreeper Chocolate (2214 2nd Ave N #100) will be closing later this month. Don’t worry, though – it will be reopening as a coffee shop called Grounds in October by a previous Honeycreeper manager taking over as the new owner.

We’re here to choco-bout it.

New owner, same treats

Honeycreeper Chocolate, which has shop-shared with basic. since reopening in 2021, announced via an Instagram post this weekend that Reggie Collier – who has managed Honeycreeper since 2019 – will be taking over the business as Grounds beginning in October.

Ethically-sourced Bonbon boxes, chocolate bars, and coffees have made Honeycreeper Chocolate a local favorite and according to their post – they are going to continue at Grounds.

Below is Honeycreeper’s owner Coutney Pigford post describing what’s next:


Many of you know Reggie Collier, who has been our steadfast shop manager since 2019, and I’m so pleased to say that he will be taking over the business in it’s current location as Grounds, on October 1. You’ll still be able to get your beautiful bonbon boxes and chocolate bars and now a cup of coffee as well! Follow @groundsbhm to find out what’s in store!

On a personal note, I can’t tell you how much all of your support for fine chocolate and our shop has meant over the years. I’m most grateful for all of the personal connections I’ve made along this journey both locally and with industry colleagues and friends across the globe. After all, it’s the relationships that make anything worth doing, and chocolate will always be a delicious way to create connection.

I know @groundsbhm will keep us all well supplied with chocolate and house made mousse, which makes the transition extra sweet as I embark on new creative pursuits. xo Courtney

Courtney Pigford via Instagram

basic. welcomes Grounds

basic. will continue its environmentally-friendly approach to fashion as normal, but shared via its own Instagram post that it will remember its positive experiences with Honeycreeper, and looks forward to working alongside Grounds. basic. also says something’s “brewing” between the two companies, so we’re excited to see where it goes!

Eager for a try? Visit Grounds on October 1st at 2214 2nd Ave North – right down the street from other local spots like El Barrio, Yo’ Mama’s, and East West.

Excerpt from .basic

“I won’t ever stop being grateful for this time together. there is no one and no business i would have rather shared the space, fun, challenges, success, community, and transitions of the past handful of years with. we’ve made a lot of memories in half a decade; and I’m thankful that the ones going forward will feature largely the same crew that have comprised so much of our everyday since Morris Avenue.”

Excerpt from basic. Instagram post.

Other news from Second Avenue North

Storefront at Yo’ Mama’s on 2nd Avenue in Birmingham (Pat Byington/Bham Now)

This is far from the only change we’ve seen on Second Avenue North – a lot’s happening there recently! Last year, Frothy Monkey moved into Urban Standard’s old space. In early, a new cigar bar called The Library on 2nd expects to take up residence on the popular street And we will say goodbye to Yo’Mama who moving to a larger space on 4th Avenue North.

Stay tuned with Bham Now for everything happening downtown and more!

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