Economy Candy Hits the Sidewalk with ‘Mystery Bags’ for Summerlong To-Go Shop
Three months into the pandemic, Economy Candy remains a sweet spot on Rivington Street.
Third generation co-owners Skye Greenfield Cohen and Mitchell Cohen are still operating as a two-person skeleton crew, walking two miles each way everyday, to fulfill online orders for anyone in need of a sugar fix. As previously reported, Economy Candy rearranged their business model back in March when the pandemic hit by offering CandyCare Packs for purchase. They’ve now sold over 5,000 of these care packages, which has sparked additional, intriguing options for those with an adventurous sweet tooth.
Starting this weekend, and every Saturday and Sunday from 12 to 6pm throughout the summer, the Lower East Side icon is opening a curbside mini version of the candy shop, dubbed “Economy Candy To Go,” which will not only offer limited candies for immediate purchase, but also have a a line of to-go “mystery bags” for $10, including “Mystery Sweet,” “Mystery Sour,” and “Mystery Chocolate Bags.”
This is part of an expansion of their curbside pickup, allowing both same day pick up and adding more pick up slots per day.