MANHATTAN (PIX11) — There was a sweet addition to Chelsea Market Tuesday as Economy Candy opened its second location.
The Lower East Side shop has been around since 1937, owners Mitchell Cohen and Skye Greenfield Cohen previously told PIX11. The new outpost, called A Taste of Economy Candy, is the business’ first expansion.
“This is just the beginning of getting our name out to everyone else,” Cohen said.
The original store was a shoe and hat repair shop, he said. There was a small pushcart outside that sold candy.
“During the depression, people didn’t have the money for that, but candy went a long way to making you happy,” Mitch Cohen said. “And in 1937 we became Economy Candy.”
The store is a family business; it was owned by Cohen’s grandparents and then by his parents. He grew up in the store and helped people check out when he was just a child. They now sell more than 2,000 different kinds of different candy, chocolate, dried fruit, nuts and more.
“We’ll get you your sugar fix,” Skye Greenfield Cohen previously told PIX11.
The Chelsea location is smaller than the original store, Eater reported. It will sell “a selection of the same vintage candies and classics as the flagship store, with a rotation of new treats each month.” There are about 1,000 items at a Taste of Economy Candy, Cohen said.
“If they make it, we’ve got it,” Cohen said. “If we don’t have it, we’ll track it down for you.”