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Mr Simm’s Olde Sweet Shoppe opens in Church Street, York
8:47am Saturday 29th September 2012 in News
A TASTE of the past has come to York with the opening of a nostalgic sweet shop for those brought up on pear drops, Yorkshire mixture and floral gums.
Rachel Harris, 34, opened Mr Simm’s Olde Sweet Shoppe in Church Street because she felt the historic city was the perfect location.
Mrs Harris, who commutes from Manchester, said: “I have been coming to York for the past 18 months looking for retail locations. It’s just idyllic here. I thought it was a really good opportunity. York really adds to the nostalgia.”
She said: “Our best-sellers are midget gems. In a recession, sweets are like an affordable treat which pick people up.”
Among the jars on the shelves are other favourites such as rhubarb & custards, cherry lips, sports mixture and dolly mixtures.