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Candyality's Fourth Store Planned for Andersonville, With More Licorice

By Janet Rausa Fuller | March 2, 2015 5:41am
 Candyality will open its fourth location in Andersonville.
Candyality will open its fourth location in Andersonville.
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ANDERSONVILLE — Candyality is bringing its gummi bear bins and licorice bar — stocked with a lot more licorice — to Andersonville.

Owner Terese McDonald said her fourth location will open at the corner of Clark and Farragut in mid-April.

The 1,000-square-foot store at 5225 N. Clark St. had housed the vintage furniture shop White Attic, which closed in November.

McDonald, who started her candy business on Southport Avenue in 2007, said she has been scouting different neighborhoods for expansion and feels Andersonville is the right fit.

"It's such a warm community and it's mostly flocked with independent businesses and people that think in terms of supporting independent and small businesses," she said. "It was kismet."

She said she plans to boost the licorice selection at the new shop, as a nod to the neighborhood's Swedish roots.

"We anticipate higher demand for licorice," she said.

In addition to a wide selection of licorice and gummi candies, Candyality is known for its retro candy bars, candy-themed memorabilia and clerks who give "candy personality" readings based on what sort of confections customers choose.

The other Candyality stores are at 3737 N. Southport Ave., Water Tower Place, 835 N. Michigan Ave. and The Shops at North Bridge, 520 N. Michigan Ave.

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