Sweets shop opens in new Downtown condo's skyway

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April 25, 2007
By: Sarah McKenzie
Sarah McKenzie

Amy's Classic Confections -- a candy store that peddles truffles, jelly beans and hand-decorated gumballs, among other goodies -- has opened in skyway level of the former Firstar Building at the corner of South 6th Street and Marquette Avenue.

The store, owned by Amy and Darrell Hauge, opened early March. The couple previously operated their business out of their home in Fridley.

The Hauges sell chocolate pieces made by local chocolatier B.T. McElrath. The chocolates sell for $56 a pound.

In addition to the high-end sweets, the store sells less expensive truffles that go for $20 a pound. Unique, hand-painted bubblegum balls go for $3.50 apiece.

The candy store also sells potted flower plants, popcorn and shortbread. There are sugar-free candy options for customers, too.

Several new businesses are going into the building in connection with the opening of Six Quebec, the 34-unit condo project.

Dunn Bros coffee and a burger restaurant are set to open nearby.

"We can't wait to get more neighbors," Amy Hauge said.

The store hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday through Friday.