New shop sweetens up West Broad Village

Life at West Broad Village just got a little sweeter, thanks to a candy store that opened this past weekend. Sweet Spot, located on Old Brick Road next to the new Children’s Museum of Richmond’s satellite branch, is hoping to add something new to the far West End retail scene.

Proprietors Sarah Solomon, Chrissy Triano and Kate Vernon say their goal is to offer a fresh option for high-quality candy and sweets in a modern, vibrant gathering place.

“This is our first venture into this type of business, but Kate, Sarah and I all have backgrounds and experience in business,” Triano said.

She said their store is unlike any other in Richmond because it is a place to both purchase and enjoy candy and other sweets.

“Our store is a modern version of an old-fashioned candy store,” she said. “What makes it unique is it’s more than just a retail store. Our goal is to create an experience where people can stay a while and enjoy the store and everything in it.”

Triano says the decision to come to West Broad Village was influenced by the developers’ vision for the mixed-use center and the recent addition of the Children’s Museum.

“We like the concept of ‘live, work and play’ all in the same area, and we are looking forward to being part of the neighborhood,” she said. “Being in the same area as the Children’s Museum was a perfect fit for us.”

The shop stocks a variety of gourmet chocolates, nostalgic candy, frozen candy bars, hundreds of bulk candies, sweets without allergens, 50 kinds of bottled soda and more. Customers can play games like candy bingo or Candyland in vintage or modern versions.

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