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August 30, 2013

Candy shop reopens with more food choices

DANVILLE — The Sweet Spot has returned even bigger and better, remaining on the city’s east side, according to owner Josette Sanders.

Sanders, who will participate in Monday’s Labor Day parade, re-opened her candy shop last week. It features candy and more food items at 1130 E. Fairchild St., Suite D. It’s located in a building with apartments above it near Garfield Park and East Park Elementary School.

She will have a grand opening for the shop from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Monday. Regular hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

“It’s new and improved,” Sanders said.

She still offers penny and old-fashioned candy, but also now offers more food, such as Italian beef, Chicago-style hot dogs, nachos in a bag, chili nachos, hand-dipped ice cream, Pepsi slushies, snow cones, popcorn and more.

Sanders previously operated her candy store on Voorhees Street in 2010. She closed up shop a year later, but decided to start up again at a new location this year.

The new location is near the Boys & Girls Club and children who go to Garfield Park and East Park Elementary School can stop in for a snack.

Sanders describes the food and other items at her shop as “Taste of Chicago” items.

She herself is from Chicago and is a former public housing and Section 8 housing resident. She’s lived in Danville with her children since 2008.

Danville Housing Authority executive director Greg Hilleary has called her story “a wonderful success story. We’re real proud of her.”

Sanders has tried to show others how hard work can pay off in starting a business. Sanders also operates a day care.

When Sanders first opened her candy shop on Voorhees Street, she hoped to have more food offerings.

The current hot weather is helping her sales of ice cream and other cold treats.

Sanders said her grand opening celebration on Monday will feature games and raffles.

She encourages the public to visit the shop.

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