Sweet Island, a bonafide candy store, is now open at 1214 Avenue U.
The owners told us they opened up shop about a month ago, and the place seems like a slightly Eastern European twist on the candy shops of my youth. They’ve got the staple candies, including collectible M&M dispensers and such, but they also carry some imported candies and Eastern European baked sweets.
They also have ice cream, milkshakes, cakes, coffee and regular, not sweet snacks.
It replaces IMJ Kosher Market.
Good luck, Sweet Island!