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The Candy Rush Announces Grand Opening Event
Grand opening (open to the public)
Saturday, June 25th, 2011
733 Franklin Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11238
Free Entry 10am-10pm
Franklin Avenue, Brooklyn’s new candy capital!
Brooklyn, NY, June 21st 2011. Apple heads, Bon Bons, Bubblegum Cigars, Lemon Heads, Sugar Daddies and much much more, will all be stocked in the new Candy Store and Ice Cream Parlor coming to 733 Franklin Ave Brooklyn, New York.
The Candy Rush is proud to announce their Grand Opening Celebration on June 25th, 2011. The dessert spot will proclaim Franklin Avenue as Brooklyn’s new candy capital, with its large variety of delectable treats.
The scoop on “The Candy Rush”
The Candy Rush is a vintage Candy Land and Ice Cream shop by day and eclectic event space by night. The founders, Kevin Phillip and Garnett Alcindor, are on the quest to deliver the ultimate treat experience with their vast candy selection and fresh organic ice cream, delivered by Blue Marble Creamery. The Candy Rush will offer thirteen of Blue Marble Creamery’s best tasting flavors. Customers will be able to customize their ice cream selections by adding their favorite fruit and candy toppings. The candy store also offers homemade juices, root beer floats, milkshakes and fresh brewed coffees topped with your favorite ice cream.
The 1200 square foot dessert spot showcases handmade countertops, tabletops and a candy-coated bench, built with actual candy. Guests can eat out doors on the beautiful deck.
At The Candy Rush, a container of ice cream can range from $2.50-$4.00. Homemade juices made by Chef Shani Porter, will be $2.50 for 12 ounces, and $2 between 3pm-5pm on weekdays. The candy store is stocked with an assortment of candy, including hard-to-find vintage candy and modern day favorites. Customers can choose to purchase various candy combinations starting at $8.00/lb. The candy store will also sell made-to-order candy gift baskets, great for any occasion.
Grand Opening Event
Lets get the confetti and sprinkles; ice cream lovers of all ages are invited to come celebrate! The grand opening celebration will officially kick off on Saturday, June 25th at 10am. The first one hundred scoops of ice cream will be FREE for attendees.
Creditable press and bloggers will receive an all-access pass, in which they receive free samples and gift bags.
The Candy Rush, located 733 Franklin Ave Brooklyn, New York, between Park Place and Sterling Place is open Monday through Saturday 10am-10pm and Sunday 11am-6pm. There is convenient access to the Franklin Ave/Botanical Gardens subway station, not to mention blocks away from the Brooklyn Public Library, Botanical Gardens and the Brooklyn Museum.
The Candy Rush is available for hosting events of all sizes, and offers customization of any occasion.