Have you seen the new look Economy Candy?
In celebration of the Lower East Side institution’s 80th anniversary, the third generation independent shop has found some historical inspiration. Here’s what Skye Greenfield Cohen told us a short time ago:
As a birthday present to ourselves, we have given our storefront a facelift to restore some old school charm. The new design, which was installed yesterday, was inspired by the 1960s design of our store when it was in its original location just a few doors down from our current home at 108 Rivington St.
See below for the most recent rendition of Economy Candy’s signage, as well as the 1960s-era version:
Economy Candy was opened by Morris Cohen in 1937 (it was originally a show store that sold candy on the side). The store is now run by his grandson, Mitchell Cohen, a Wharton graduate and former investment banker. Mitchell told Forbes three years ago, “We’re one of the few family-owned stores in the neighborhood now. My dad really wanted to keep the legacy going as a great old-fashioned candy store in Manhattan. At the same time, in my own head, I never really left the store even when I was in investment banking.”