Life + A: ChocoNext means a place where you can find something special

"ChocoNext means a place where you can find something special. At the beginning, I spent almost a year to think about the design of the packaging and the chocolate flavours. We try to think out the box. It's not just piece of chocolate, it's something else" explains Yip.

Clearly it's this kind of entrepreneurial spirit that Chinachem Group are trying to attract to Central Market, and the company is actively smoothing the path of young business keen to get in front of the venue's wide spectrum of consumers.

It is this kind of community focused thinking and investment that's attracting the diverse range of business that now populate this bustling Central block, breathing life back into a building that sat dormant for 18 years.

CEO Choi explains the venue's "plug-to-operate" system designed to appeal to small sized and start up retailers, "We put in all the backbone infrastructure so that when tenants come in, they can very quickly operate without spending a lot of capital cost."

Coty Yip's premium artisanal chocolate shop, ChocoNext, has something to please. Its first chocolate product is not only delicious, but also exquisite and unique. Her partner, well-known designer Li Yongquan, also described her signature product as an "elegant sleeping volcano". Coty said: "ChocoNext means encountering extraordinary beauty. Our products are beyond ordinary chocolate."