If there’s ever been a time that I’ve felt like I just stepped into a fairytale, it was the night I discovered Old Town Candy and Toys. While heading from one spot to the next in Old Town on a Saturday night, we walked along the same sidewalk that we walk many weekend nights. However, this night was different. On this night, where a seasonal Christmas store used to call itself home, a brand new business had opened its doors. At first I didn’t believe my eyes. Was I Gretal and had a sneaky little elf played a trick on my eyes? No, it was true. An old-fashioned candy shop had opened up in Old Town, and in the perfect location too!
Situated next door to Grimaldi’s and across the street from the Sugar Bowl, this store is probably a child’s dream come true and it’s let’s be honest, it’s my dream come true too! They stay open late (even until 10 PM on a Saturday) and they are a combination between old fashioned and just what the sugar doctor ordered. Barrels filled with every type of candy imaginable line the walls and other candy is carefully placed throughout the rest of the shop. Small trinkets and toys line the shelves as well. This little shop is a great addition to Old Town and is exactly what Old Town needs! We have so many tourists and visitors who browse the streets throughout the year, that I think as long as they keep their pricing reasonable, they will be quite successful here! Plus that’s not mentioning the bar goers who have had one too many cocktails, pay a visit to this candy shop and then wake up in the morning surrounded by gum drops and laffy taffy (literally!)
This little candy shop is adorable and locally owned by a married couple with the dream of bringing a candy shop to the streets of Old Town. Well they have and let my sweet tooth be the first to welcome them to the neighborhood!