The Candy Shoppe closes
The Candy Shoppe Closes over steep Hoboken rent increase
Bad news, sweet-lovers! The Candy Shoppe, located at 59 4th Street for just about two years, closed down this past weekend.
The owner cited a nearly $20,000 annual rent increase from her landlord, and decided to discontinue her candy operation at this location. No decision has been made if she’s re-locating, but is open to that option in the future.
Word on the street is that The Eyebrow Place located around the corner at 322 Washington St. is moving here next – also victimized by skyrocketing rents on the Avenue.
Candy Shoppe in Hoboken doing great already!
Swung by in the mid-afternoon a couple days ago – and while the store is still waiting for about 40% of it’s inventory to arrive (cool stuff from overseas, and other sweet items) – the amount of traffic owner Meg Rankin got was amazing! At least 20 customers came in during the short time I was there – and most bought something. Whether it was mint malt balls or the gargantuan gob-stoppers, there seemed to be something everyone liked.
There’s also a giant chalk board that many kids came in and wrote on.. like an old school “instant message” system, without the “instant.” Pretty neat & retro.
The official Grand Opening is Saturday, February 21st.
Here’s a quick photo gallery. I think the sandwich board on 4th and Washington really helped them out, too. Congrats, Meg!
PHOTO GALLERY (HOLD MOUSE OVER IMAGE TO NAVIGATE – 9 PHOTOS IN THIS SET)
A Hoboken411 reader mentioned to me the other day that the Candy Shoppe has quietly opened. I walked by yesterday (early afternoon), and they were closed, but looked fully done, complete with inventory, scales and the like.
I was in the mood for some chocolate covered peanuts too. Maybe today I’ll be lucky enough. Hey Meg – weren’t you supposed to let me know? Gripes!
Construction is moving along slowly but surely.
Hope they can open before Halloween!
The Candy Shoppe
A Hoboken411 reader spotted this new business coming to town on 4th Street (between Hudson and Washington), and provides us with today’s “Literary Quote.”
“I would stand transfixed before the windows of the confectioners’ shops, fascinated by the luminous sparkle of candied fruits, the cloudy lustre of jellies, the kaleidoscope inflorescence of acidulated fruitdrops — red, green, orange, violet: I coveted the colours themselves as much as the pleasure they promised me.”– Simone de Beauvoir (1908-1986) French Existentialist, writer