Straight from Paramus, Sugar and Plumm Purveyors of Yumm [sic], the candy and sweets store that mad-as-hell Upper West Siders went after with pitchforks and torches, is opening a second Manhattan location. According to Chain Store Age (yes, that exists), the shop is coming to the Village--to the corner of Bleecker and Cornelia. (A third location is headed for beleaguered Downtown Brooklyn.)
The blogger at Stop Sugar and Plumm told DNA that the Upper West Side shop "'swept away...businesses run by average people to replace them with a chain owned by a member of the 1 percent club,' ...referring to Sugar & Plumm's CEO Lamia Jacobs, reportedly a former oil trader who grew up in Paris and now lives in Greenwich, Conn."
The Landmarks Commission, when reviewing Sugar & Plumm's architectural proposal, called the design “cutesy,” and “disheartening,” and said the plan "tarts up" the building, reported Stop Sugar & Plumm. The candy store people were told to "tone down" the "garish" facade.
The empty spot for rent at Cornelia and Bleecker, where I'm assuming the Purveyors of "Yumm" are headed, is directly across from the venerable Murray's Cheese Shop and Faicco's Italian deli, a few doors down from the BookBook bookstore and the Cornelia Street Cafe.
Villagers, where are your pitchforks?