Please join us for our opening celebration 🎉 for our art installation “Mom-and-Pops of the L.E.S.” on Saturday, July 14th from 1-3 pm inside Seward Park (Essex Street at East Broadway).
We will be talking with everyone about our installation and the inspiration behind it and there will be free pickles at the opening courtesy of @pickleguys and free candy 🍭 🍬🍫 courtesy of @economycandy.
• Economy Candy has been in business since 1937 and specializes in hard-to-find chocolates 🍫, candies, nuts and dried fruits. When we interviewed the 2nd-generation owner, Jerry Cohen, for our book "Store Front II-A History Preserved" he told us that "we sell mostly old nostalgia-type candy....the inventory is basically everything that I like to eat." This #candyshop is now being run by the third-generation owner Mitch Cohen who has generously donated an assortment of candy for our opening.