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Candy Store To Open and the Cakery Has...opened, that is(24 posts)
NC - don't forget that Top Pot is opening in June too. That damn candy shop is going to be a mere block from me. This is not good. (Not to say that I don't wish the owner all the best, it is my self control that is the issue)
Awww jeezeum, I forgot about Top Pot here's the thing I guess I'm glad it's just food...it could be those designer shops that sells to someone else who is not my size, or even dare to think of another restaurant...Ballard is melting...
Where is this evil candy shoppe?
Next to the skate bowl. The SE corner of the giant apt/QFC building. JoAnn's fabrics and Sons of Norway are across the street.
Add "Gourmet Popcorn" to the list of new yummy openings. KuKuRuza opened in the Cookies space. They are open now
Lets see. Donuts and sugar and corn stuff with lots of salt!!
Anyone want to guess how many cardiologists and dentists these new establishments will help support?
Top Pot Donuts. Deep sigh. The one near my office must also be close to opening. May the gods help me if they open one in West Seattle now too! May just as well inject the donuts straight into my veins!!!
The popcorn was pretty good when my co-worker brought it in from the 3rd and Pike store. Maybe a little sweet for my taste. At least it's a lot less calories than Top Pot donuts.
Just visited the Cakery and I don't think your teeth/arteries/waistline are under much threat from their teeny microcakes. I appreciate that quality chocolate and ingredients cost more, but I have a hard time forking over $7.50 for a miniscule serving that doesn't even half fill the mason jar it's served in. I actually thought the server had forgotten to put the cake in the jar.
The tiny amount I did taste was wonderful though, and I hope the team can tweak things a little so the price to volume ratio is a little more conducive to repeat visits.
My guess is the candy store will be the same HB. Is that tiny place at Bergen Square still open? I went in once and nearly burst out laughing. I could easily walk a few blocks and find everything they sell for half the cost. Also half of what they had was old nasty hard candy that they call ‘nostalgic.’ Maybe if you are 85. It did not appear to be selling.
I would love to open a shop in that small Cookies place. Be open early for the bus crowd, sell cigarettes and basic snacks. Whatever people want after leaving the house for the work day.
My daughter works briefly at Pie in Fremont. While the establishment had major health, and labor issues, (refrigerator in the bathroom for example and not paying for training hours) they have a good thing going. A portable lunch/snack for under $5.
Is it the scary hard candy that came in metal tins that the grandparents put out at Christmas in the late 70's & early 80's ;)
Yes Buffalo! LOL they also sell a Snickers for twice what it costs at Walgreens and fancy chocolate bars that can be found anywhere for less.
Maybe they should create lutefisk suckers. I am sure that would go well in the hood.
lol if they did Buff, some idiot would buy them to be 'cool.' Once
They would make great stocking stuffers since I think that is the only time there is a demand.
Lutefisk suckers! No, you have that backwards, BH - you'd be a sucker to eat lutefisk. It is VILE!
And all these places opening up here in Ballard - not good for all the diabetics! Personally, I wish some healthier places would open up.
I saw the Ballardopoly board on the home page and was wondering with places opening and closing so quickly which would be the smart ones to invest hotels in ;)
they should sell an 'all-obsolete' version, with the following businesses represented:
-Acme Rubber Stamp Company
some other changes:
-Waterworks becomes the Locks
-Luxury Tax becomes unanticipated Liquor Tax
Simple, you board up the space, and sell it again...
So here is a review of Mickey's Sweet Shop. I visited right after dinner so I wasn't tempted (to much).
Highlights - they have a whole section devoted to "dime candy" for the kids. Yes, you can send your child in with a dime and they will have a hard time choosing from all the possibilities.
Ice Cream. Limited selection but great flavors like Snickerdoodle, Coconut Mint, Theo's Chocolate. The ice cream cones are handmade from cookie dough - chocolate chip cones, brownie cones, plus huge waffle cones. I think I will be trying their ice cream.
A wide variety of candies at $2.50 a quarter lb. that you can mix and match as you choose. Jelly Bellies, Gumdrops, Watermelon and Orange slices, all kinds of hard candies,
Lowlight: The chocolates they have are locally produced, gorgeous and high-end - like
$3.00 a piece. I would suggest they add in some more modestly priced chocolates.
Struck me as very family friendly.
Oh, very bad news for my teeth. Affordable, walking distance candy. And snickerdoodle ice cream? Oh, dear.......
Does anyone know if they make their own ice cream, or if they don't, what brand it is?
HBeq/Flicka: There's a wall where they sell 10 treats for $1 (and that's including blow pops). I think that's pretty darn fair, and makes up for maybe some of the other candies costs.
Flicka: The ice cream is from Blue Bird Creamery, Seattle made.
HBeq, we went into the cakery the other day and I was also surprised at how small the molten cakes in the jars were. I bet they're good, though. I tried their salted caramel sauce and the husband had a peach pie pocket. Yum.
I hope Mickey's does well. It looks like a nice little shop.Posted 12 months ago #
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