From The Tribune staff reports
TRUSSVILLE — After over a year of operating in Trussville, a chocolatier and hand-crafted sweet maker will open a brick-and-mortar store in Trussville.
Sky Bear Confections announced it will remodel the old Velma’s building, at 1911 Gadsden Highway. The owners of the candy shop said they will have to make renovations to the building, which was most recently Parish Seafood & Oyster House.
“We want it to look like a mid-century pop-up book when you come in,” said owner Marla Graves. “It’s just really going to be stylized and I want it to be this beautiful place where people come to celebrate and pick up some beautiful chocolates to gift and maybe sit down and have a good cup of coffee with a good friend.”
The candy shop will offer hand-painted bonbons, select specialty desserts, coffee, tea and espresso drinks. The shop will eventually phase in more options.
“We had a hard time deciding on if people were ready for this because it’s very specialty,” Graves said. “So, we kind of wanted to test the market and Trussville was where we really wanted to do it and they’ve really opened their arms to us and appreciated us being here, and I think they’re ready for it.”
An opening date has not been announced, but updates will be posted on the Sky Bear Confections Facebook page.