August 15, 2008 - Lollipop Shop in Young Harris, Georgia
The Lollipop Shop recently celebrated its grand opening with a Blairsville Union County Chamber of Commerce and Towns County Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting ceremony. Guests enjoyed browsing through the colorful display of candy and toys.
The Lollipop Shop carries over 300 kinds of candy, over 50 flavors of Jelly Belly jelly beans, over 20 colors of M&Ms, over 80 kinds of wind-up toys, retro toys, vintage pedal cars, and old fashioned Coke-a-Cola products (in glass bottles). They offer unique parties, too. With "Stuff a Buddy" in-store parties, Parties-to-Go, candy buffets for weddings (and showers), and gift certificates, options are as varied as the imagination.
Owner Perry Prewett says, "While traveling for my sales job, I stopped in Jonesborough, Tennessee, and happened to go into a Lollipop Shop. What I saw was intriguing.I fell in love with the place and decided to open a franchise in the Hiawassee Young Harris area. I literally went from selling nuts and bolts to selling candy within a month's time."
The Lollipop Shop is an interactive candy and toy store with "shopper-tainment". Visitors shop in a whimsical setting and choose from a wide variety of candy and toys. Candy selections include Rock Candy, BB Bats, Kits, Mary Jane, Razzles, Pop Rocks, Nik-N-Lip, Wax Lips, Sugar Daddy, Bullseye, Chic-O-Stick, and many, many more. The "Stuff a Buddy" is especially popular with the younger crowd. There are over 40 "buddies" to choose from including Calico Kitty, Cinnamon Bear, Gigi the Giraffe, Moo-Moo the Cow, and Swinger the Monkey. Fundraising opportunities are available for school groups, churches, boy scouts, girl scouts, youth groups, and other non-profit organizations.At The Lollipop Shop, "You're the kid.we're the candy store!"