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This is Fred Ball for Zions Bank, speaking on business.

An entrepreneur needs vim and vigor, courage and creativity, but most importantly, a great product. And English chocolates, Robin Grey told me, "are the best chocolates in the world." We were sitting in his office, on the second floor of the London Market. I sat across from him, nodding my head and taking notes. I didn't know if I should believe him. After all, Robin's from England, and his store, the London Market, sells English chocolates. He might be just a little biased. And besides: best in the world? I was going to need proof.

Downstairs Robin showed me the wall of chocolates: seven or eight shelves full, in brightly colored wrappers, yellows and blues, reds and greens, enough chocolate to satisfy a small nation of sweet toothes.

"Too early for chocolate?" he asked. He handed me one, a Cadbury Flake. "On the house," he said. One bite was all the proof I needed. You've heard the jingle, "Melts in your mouth"? Well, this chocolate really did.

Besides chocolate, the London Market, on 563 South and 700 East in Salt Lake, sells all kinds of English goods, including sodas, sausages, cereals, biscuits and other grocery items. It's the second of two successful businesses that Robin owns in Utah.

The other is Alpine Art & Frame on South Temple. The store sells frames and artwork to individuals, and on a much larger scale, to hotels, hospitals and other businesses.

Incidentally, South Temple businesses like Alpine Art are offering special discounts and samples this week, to celebrate the completion of road construction up through 700 East. You can drop by Alpine Art at 430 E. South Temple, pick up a promotional "passport," and get a free 5-by-7 inch ready-made frame, while supplies last. It's just one of the many ways you can take advantage of great deals at businesses along historic South Temple Street this week.

For Zions Bank, I'm Fred Ball. I'm speaking on business.

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