Spotlight: All City Candy
Join us as we talk with All City Candy about creating a friendly, welcoming, and creative family environment that turns everyone into a kid again and makes everyone’s wildest candy dreams come true!
How did your business get its start?
I’ve always wanted to own a business and I finally decided that if I didn’t do it “now” it would never happen. I investigated many business opportunities but decided on candy because it makes everyone smile. I also wanted a family friendly business that my own family could get involved in.
How long have you been in business?
We opened our doors in October of 2013.
What do you like most about your job?
The best part of my job is seeing happy customers of all ages. Everybody loves candy and when they walk in and see the expanse of fun, colorful candy, they turn into kids all over again. Some people gasp, some shout, some just stand there in awe. Their comments are often quite funny, too. We’ve even had customers ask if this is what heaven looks like!
What do you like best about working in Cleveland?
I’ve lived in Cleveland my whole life, so I don’t know any different! Cleveland is a wonderful city with so many great things to do and I’m just happy to be able to bring a little fun and happiness to the people who live and work here.
What makes All City Candy unique?
All City Candy is a 5,000-square-foot candy wonderland. We have just about every kind of candy you can imagine, from nostalgic favorites to today’s popular items. We have more than 600 bins of bulk candy, candy by color, fine chocolates and fudge, and we are also home to Pretzalicious, a line of gourmet chocolate-dipped pretzels and confections that we hand-dip right here in our store.
Beyond our product line, what makes us different is our approach to customer service. Our store is welcoming, bright, fun and clean, and we make sure every customer is greeted and fed with a sample. We are always here to help with questions; if we don’t have a product they’re looking for, we will do our best to find it and bring it in for them. We also make the time to help with candy selections for candy buffets, gift baskets, or other needs. And we create custom gift baskets or candy packages for businesses.
Our corporate clients love the personalized service we provide them. We are now also offering candy buffet setup services. We’ll design the buffet, bring it to the client’s venue to set it up, and take it down after the event, so hosts don’t have to worry about that aspect of their event.
What does keep it local mean to you and your business?
Keeping it Local means supporting and giving back to the community we love. We need local support to keep our business growing and we are more than happy to share our success with our neighbors to ensure that we have a vibrant, thriving community in which to live, work and play.
How did you come up with your business name?
We actually had planned on a completely different name, but after we designed our skyline logo, we found that there were some legal issues we hadn’t anticipated and couldn’t use the name. So, we had a brainstorming session to come up with a name that we could use in the same design. It had to be something that represented the use of the skyline, and because we offer something for everyone, we decided All City Candy reflected both of those ideas.
Are there any other details about your company that you want everyone to know about?
Our mission is to provide a place of happiness, where we create fond memories and inspire people to be creative, to be kind, and to be giving. I think that, if you haven’t visited us before, you will see that we are doing a pretty good job of that. Of course, we are always striving to improve!
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