Baltimore’s Harbor East neighborhood just got a little sweeter.
Candy shop the Best of Luck, opened this month at 612 S. Exeter St. in the former Amaryllis jewelry store space. The shop sells nostalgic candies – think pop rocks and Charleston Chews — gift baskets, chocolate-covered pretzels, gummy bears and saltwater taffy. It also features sugar-free concoctions.
After a career in the sports and entertainment industries, store owner Alexis Thompson wanted to start her own business.
“I always had a sweet tooth and a love for different kinds of candies,” Thompson says.
It’s a bit of a career change for the Baltimore-born Thompson, who represented Serena Williams, Boston Celtics’ Kevin Garnett, and pro golfer Michelle Wie as a junior agent at the William Morris Agency.
“I want to be my own boss,” she says.
She spent about $20,000 to open the store next to Whole Foods and hopes that the location next to Fells Point, Canton and downtown will help it get good foot traffic.
Writer: Julekha Dash
Source: Alexis Thompson, Best of Luck