Next week marks the first event guided by the newly created Uptown Westerville Inc.

The first Uptown Chocolate Walk is designed to showcase Uptown's sweet offerings. The walk starts at Jimmy V's, 1 S. State St., and guides visitors on a tour of more than 20 shops of the area.

A "passport" guides visitors around Uptown, with check-boxes for the variety of destinations that will be ready to serve from 5 to 8 p.m. March 10.

Even area restaurants that are not sweets-focused, such as 8 State Bistro and Koble Grill, will have a unique menu item for the walk.

A $16 ticket includes admission to the event and an after party scheduled from 8 to 10 p.m. at Jimmy V's with drinks and door prizes.

For more information, visit uptownwestervilleinc.com.