Economy Candy

Economy Candy Rebounds with New Store Layout

Posted September 14, 2021 at 5:03 am

Economy Candy officially returned from the pandemic sidelines with a block party and fresh store layout. The celebration involved the Big Gay Ice Cream truck outside 108 Rivington Street, and Gotham chocolates parked inside doling free samples. In the remodel, the store did not lose any of its old-school-warehouse-meets-Willy-Wonka charm. And it’s now substantially easier […]

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Economy Candy Returns with Labor Day Weekend Bonanza

Posted September 3, 2021 at 5:07 am

It’s back! After staying afloat during the pandemic, this weekend marks the grand reopening of Economy Candy. To celebrate, owners Skye and Michell Cohen planned special events throughout the Labor Day weekend for candy lovers. Each day will feature different free chocolate samples (FINE & RAW from Brooklyn, Gotham Chocolates, Goodio from Finland and Tony’s […]

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Economy Candy Plans Late-July Store Reopening

Posted June 28, 2021 at 5:00 am

Don’t call it a comeback! Economy Candy is slowly resuming its normal treats slinging operation. We’re told that a soft reopen is tentatively slated for the end of July, with a grand reopening later on this summer. In the meantime, those with a sweet tooth can still place orders for curbside pickup or nationwide shipping, […]

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Rest Assured, Economy Candy is Still Open

Posted January 11, 2021 at 5:00 am

With a spate of legendary institutions shuttering during pandemic, word began circulating over the weekend that Economy Candy was the latest victim. Not so. The candy shop, on the Lower East Side for more than eighty years, remains alive, slinging sweets from its doorstep at 108 Rivington Street. The above photo was taken on Saturday […]

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Economy Candy and the Pandemic Halloween

Posted October 27, 2020 at 5:03 am

With Halloween just a few days hence, we checked in with local love Economy Candy, to see how owners Skye and Mitchell Cohen are managing the pandemic during a peak holiday for the Lower East Side confectioners. As you can imagine, Halloween has always been a big deal in the Economy Candy family. “Growing up, […]

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Economy Candy Hits the Sidewalk with ‘Mystery Bags’ for Summerlong To-Go Shop

Posted June 19, 2020 at 5:02 am

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 […]

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Economy Candy Relying on Candy Pack Deliveries to Stay Afloat During COVID-19 Shutdown

Last modified March 23, 2020 at 7:43 am

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 […]

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‘Fancy Pharmacy’ is Moving from Essex Street After Decades on the Block

Posted January 15, 2020 at 5:00 am

A Lower East Side retail anchor is unmoored from its longtime location at the northwest corner of Essex and Rivington Streets. Fancy Pharmacy (and its unique store signage) is not long for this spot. A sandwich board outside the store indicates that the drugstore is relocating, though not too far away. Its new location is […]

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Economy Candy Goes Retro with 80th Anniversary Throwback Signage

Posted June 29, 2017 at 5:00 am

Economy Candy just marked the occasion of its eightieth birthday with brand new marquee signage. Installation completed Tuesday afternoon, and is the first major storefront modification in several years for the octogenarian sweets shop. “As a birthday present to ourselves we have given our store front a facelift to restore some old school charm,” ownership […]

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Jude Law Spotted Buying ‘Stocking Stuffers’ at Economy Candy

Last modified December 23, 2016 at 9:07 am

‘Tis the season, where even well-dressed English actors need to pick up their Lower East Side sweets for the upcoming holidays. Jude Law, who you may have seen recently during your traditional viewing of The Holiday, popped into Economy Candy over the snowy weekend to pick up some edible cheer. The eighty-year-old candy shop relayed that he’s very friendly, […]

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