Tic Toc Candy Shoppe serving up sweets at new Lexington location
A crowd gathered Wednesday afternoon to cut the ribbon at Tic Toc Candy Shoppe, the Lexington Chamber of Commerce’s new member and, most importantly, where “it’s always candy time.”
The recently opened Sunset Boulevard location is the second for Tic Toc co-owners Dee Daily and Lynn Humphrey. They started their first store in Columbia’s Five Points area in 2010 and began dishing out candy in Lexington in May. Daily said people quickly found the new location and Tic Toc saw a steady stream of traffic this summer.
“We’ve gotten new customers each and every day,” Daily said. “We try to create an experience for them.”
For Daily and Humphrey, branching out into Lexington was an easy choice.
“We liked the appeal of the family and children atmosphere here and felt this demographic needed a candy shop,” Daily said.
Tic Toc Candy Shoppe of Lexington features many of the same sweet treats as its Columbia counterpart with a few important additions. Instead of 24 flavors of Jelly Belly jelly beans, there are 48 variations at the new store.
“People have noticed,” Daily said. “It’s been a very big draw.”
The shop also has enjoyed hosting adults and kids alike for numerous events since the second location has extra space available for birthday gatherings and even jewelry parties.
“It gives children and parents an alternative for birthday planning,” Daily said. “We can do candy and crafts.”
As fellow Chamber members dropped by to congratulate Daily and Humphrey on their success, the adults could be overheard pointing out their favorite nostalgic treats, which Tic Toc has in great supply. Moments after the ribbon was cut, kids of all ages arrived just out of school to fill a basket with goodies.
“You need to partner with a dentist,” joked Brian Dodge, current Chamber board chairman and owner of BRD Curbing.
Tic Toc Candy Shoppe is at 5175 Sunset Blvd. and 730 Santee Ave. Visit Facebook for store hours.