Economy Candy Plans Late-July Store Reopening
Don’t call it a comeback!
Economy Candy is slowly resuming its normal treats slinging operation. We’re told that a soft reopen is tentatively slated for the end of July, with a grand reopening later on this summer.
In the meantime, those with a sweet tooth can still place orders for curbside pickup or nationwide shipping, either on the website or in person on weekend afternoons.
Owners Skye and Mitchell Cohen have been toiling during the pandemic to assuage folks in need of a sugar fix, by way of candy care packs during the holidays. (And to assure customers that they’re still open.) They’ve also recently started selling Economy Candy apparel.
Economy Candy entered life on the Lower East Side in 1937 around the corner on Essex Street. Its original function was a discount shoe shop, yet the candy stand was the biggest draw. Fashion purchases weren’t number one for those hit hardest by the economic downturn. So, founder Morris “Moishe” Cohen, who passed away six years ago at age 92, pivoted the business into a sweets shop. Its predecessor was Saperstein’s, a sweets and appetizing store that opened here in 1903.