'Sweet deal' fire sale as Coast candy store closes
MONTVILLE'S Candy Addictions is moving to Noosa, and their parting gift is a giant sweets sale.
After 20 years in the Sunshine Coast hinterland, Candy longterm Montville residents, owners Mr Hammond and wife Georgina, will close their iconic shop and open a new one on Hastings St.
A candy sale of epic proportion will run across two weekends from March 4-12, ahead of the store's closure on March 12. The new Candy Addictions will open in Noosa in April.
A two-metre high wall of chocolate will make connoisseurs "drool with excitement" at the colourful new candy store, which takes inspiration from classic children's book Alice in Wonderland and will be bursting with colour and flavours, Mrs Hammond said.
Before you get too excited, know that said chocolate wall will be behind a wall of glass and protected from curious fingers and tongues.
Mrs Hammond said the store will expand the handmade candy range to include gelato, chocolate and fudge.
"The shop will boast a lollipop tree and a magnetic conveyor to create a display like no other," she said.
"Based around the Alice in Wonderland theme, the store will make all your childhood memories come to life in a modern, stylish and bright environment."
The move was sparked by the Hammonds' desire to create "something fresh", Mrs Hammond said.
"Montville has quite a few different (sweets) shops...there's a fudge and a chocolate shop," she said. "There's already a lot of that."
Candy Addictions in Noosa will be an "entertainer's delight", Mrs Hammond said.
"You're going to walk into the store and see something that you haven't seen before, and taste things made on site - it's quite a magical scene," she said.
The store will continue to fascinate its customers by demonstrating the handmade candy manufacturing process, and will still offer personalised candy including individual or business names.
"The store's main attraction will be watching the candy being made in front of your eyes," Mrs Hammond said.
"As the confectioners work their magic, why not treat the family to a sweet treat or shop for a gift from the huge assortment of hand produced delights?"
Up to 50% savings will be on offer on candy stock as the Montville store winds down, Mrs Hammond said.
"Obviously we don't want to take any stock with us," she said.
Candy masters Scott Williamson and Jason Millen, of Candy Addictions, will also be moving to Noosa to be part of the new venture.
"They've been part of the business for years and they're really excited," Mrs Hammond said.
Candy Addictions will be located at at Bay Village, 18A Hastings St in Noosa and will be open seven days from 9am. The Montville store will close on March 12.