Williams Candy on Surf Avenue next to Nathan’s was one of the first Coney Island businesses to reopen after Sandy. The Mom-and-Pop candy shop owned by Peter Agrapides is open year-round and also has a mail order business. Winter hours are 11 am till 5 pm. When we went by on November 17th, they had cotton candy, candy apples and all of our favorite marshmallow-on-a-stick treats in the window. Try the one with the chocolate sprinkles!
But you’ll have to go next door to the dining room of Pete’s Clam Stop to find the candy treats. This week Williams Candy began a month-long, post-Sandy renovation. The interior was gutted and everything will be brand-new at 1318 Surf Avenue in time for Coney Island’s Opening Day, which is March 24th this year.
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February 13, 2012: Thor’s Coney Island: Candy Retailer It’Sugar to Open Surf Ave Store
December 5, 2012: Will Coney Island’s Surf Ave Become a Mecca for Franchises?
November 24, 2012: Coney Island Post-Sandy: A Few Stores Reopen, Most Delayed by Damage
March 12, 2010: Photo of the Day: Williams Candy in Coney Island