Economy Candy Relying on Candy Pack Deliveries to Stay Afloat During COVID-19 Shutdown
The candy man can because he mixes it with love and makes the world taste good … even during a pandemic.
Like other steadfast shops on the Lower East Side, Economy Candy is rearranging their business model slightly during these trying times, in hopes of staying afloat and minimizing impact on employees in whatever way they can. Skye Greenfield Cohen, third-generation co-owner with husband Mitchell, tells us that they’ve closed the Rivington Street candy store to foot traffic (for now). In so doing, the business has gone from a 15-person operation to a two-person skeleton crew fulfilling online orders.
The good news is that everyone wants – nay, needs! – a sweet treat during quarantine. And since the postal service is still working (for now), this could be a win-win: support a long time local favorite while they get an employee fund in the works, and in return you’ll receive an instant morale booster in the form of chocolate, and you didn’t have to risk getting COVID-19 by going to the store for it!
As such, Economy Candy is promoting their CandyCare Packs to help keep the lights on.
For $35 (and up), customers can order a Basic Pack (candy/chocolate), a Health Nut Pack (dried fruits and nuts) or a Combo Pack (a little bit of everything). There is also the Recess Pack (filled with toys), the Easter Pack, and Passover Packs for those who may be forgoing celebrations this year.
The candy care packs are free shipping, too. Head over to Economy Candy for more tasty treats.
Mitchell Cohen summed up the situation succinctly – “As my parents, Jerry and Ilene, keep saying, ‘Toilet Paper is Handy but Candy is Dandy!'”