Sweet delights as new shop to open in Kimberley

Kandy Corner, which is opening in January on James Street, Kimberley.
Kandy Corner, which is opening in January on James Street, Kimberley.

A brand new sweet shop which aims to sell affordable treats for schoolkids is due to open early next month in Kimberley.

Kandy Corner is the latest shop to open in the town and will be based in the former Syd Woodcock and Sons butchers shop on James Street.

The confectionary shop plans to open its doors on Monday January 5, with an official Willy Wonka-themed launch on the following Saturday, January 10.

Owner Declan Brill, 43, said he wanted to open up a sweet shop where schoolchildren could go in with a pound and come out with pocketfuls of sweets rather than just one chocolate bar.

The former restaurant manager said: “We are not a traditional sweet shop - we are offering what kids want at a price that is right for them.

“Kimberley doesn’t have anything like Kandy Corner and we really want to be part of the community.”

Declan has embarked on the venture with his partner Katrina Rogers, 44, and a little help from Declan’s sons Joseph, 12, and Kien, 11, who will be dressing up as Oompa Loompas for the launch and are excited about their dad’s new shop.

Declan told the Advertiser: “They are over the moon about it and the news is already all over their school.

Kandy Corner will sell everything from Mars Bars and tubs of flying saucers to marshmallows and cans of fizzy drinks.

Declan added: “We will even be selling big swirly lollies and candy rock as we want to bring a bit of the seaside to Kimberley.”

Check out Kandy Corner on Facebook for more details.