Knoxville's "Sweetest" Gift Shop
Fifteen years ago I graduated from Florida State University with a degree in History and no life plan. On a visit to Knoxville my Father and I decided to open Bradley's Chocolate, a small store dedicated to selling delicious chocolates. I had never dreamed of having my own business, I just needed a job! Four years later we moved to our present location where I met the lovely Joy who worked next door and would change my life as well as Bradley's forever.
After becoming man and wife in 2002, Joy began adding gifts and changing the look of the shop. Soon we looked like a gift store that carried great chocolate. I didn't mind because my name's still on the sign. Over the past 15 years, we have not only built a business, but have become a tradition for many families in our community. We treasure the relationships we've made as they go beyond just selling something to a customer. We get to be a part of your celebrations, your everyday victories, and milestones. We are there when you need a pick-me-up after a rough day at work, when you need a gift to comfort an ill friend, and when your family grieves the loss of a loved one. It is a joy to watch your children pick out their favorite treats after they get a good report card and it is an honor to hand you a tissue and a piece of chocolate on the day they get their driver's license. At Bradley's we are here for more than just doing business, we are here for doing life! Thank you for allowing us to be a part of your life.
In 2010 a couple of really cool changes occurred for us. First, we officially changed our name from Bradley's Chocolate to just Bradley's. I know, real original. We couldn't stray far from our roots, however, we need to convey to everyone that we are more than a chocolate shop. The most important event in 2010 was the birth of our daughter Gracie. She has brought a whole new element to the shop. If you come in you'll see her greeting customers with a big smile or hear her wailing in the back when it's time to eat. You all have been so supportive as we have juggled life at Bradley's with her by our side. Thank you for the advice, tips, and encouragement along the way.
We appreciate you and look forward to seeing you soon. If you need to place an order, or let us know what we're doing right or wrong, or just want to chat, feel free to contact us anytime.
All the Best,
Brad and Joy Hamlett
141 N. Peters Rd
Knoxville, TN 37923