Among Cleveland's gourmet candy landscape, All City Candy is up there on sugar mountain with the likes of B.A. Sweeties and Malley's. In addition to a colorful array of more than 800 bulk candy bins, 70 Jelly Belly dispensers and nostalgic candy such as '50s moon pies, it makes specialty gourmet chocolate-dipped treats.
But in 2019, the candy megastore closed its Mentor location. Then, later that year, it began renovating its 5,000-square-foot 746 Richmond Road store in Richmond Heights to move chocolate production from Mentor to Richmond Heights and accommodate its growing online business.
“Our Richmond Heights location has remained strong, and our online business continues to grow, so our space has become very limited,” said Elisabeth Sapell, founder and president of All City Candy, in a press release. “Because we had been producing most of our chocolate-dipped products at the Mentor location, we had to redesign the store to be able to continue that production in Richmond Heights.
The March 21 grand reopening event is open to the public from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and includes games, raffles, free tastings and more. Guests will get to see inside the facility's new open kitchen, where production of the company's handmade and dipped in-house gourmet chocolate is made.
“We want to celebrate a fresh start to 2020," says Sapell. "[We also want to] thank our customers for their continued support of the Richmond Heights location, not to mention thank them for putting up with the chaos in the store for the last couple of months while we made these changes."