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Downtown Container Park

707 E. Fremont St.

Las Vegas, NV 89101

702-324-2777

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Mon-Sat 10am-9pm

Sun 10pm-8pm

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AT A GLANCE

What is it?

A candy shop with a fun flair and interesting offerings.

Where is it?

At the Downtown Container Park on East Fremont Street.

What do they sell?

They specialize in hard-to-find, retro candies, gummies, and chocolate.

What are the prices like?

Cheaper than those big chain candy stores you'll find on The Strip - and the product is better.

What should I be sure to check out?

Look for the blast-from-the-past candy selections.

Why should I shop here?

Because you have a sweet tooth that needs something more than a sundry shop candy bar.

What else do I need to know?

They have a selection of vintage style sodas and root beer as well.

What's the bottom line?

Pardon me while I wipe up the drool.

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FULL REVIEW

The evolution of Downtown Las Vegas from a cheap, Glitter Gulch wasteland to a robust community for both locals and tourists requires more than just casinos and bars, the two things that are driving most of the development in the area. You also need restaurants, entertainment, and cool boutique stores like this one serving up a retro-meets-modern array of sweet treats.

The original store on Las Vegas Boulevard closed, but the newer one at the Downtown Container Park is still going strong and has everything that made the original so yummy.

Retro sweets are one of the biggest draws here, with things like Goo Goo clusters, Mary Janes, vanilla cremes, and the like dominating a big bookcase on one side of the room. These blast-from-the-past goodies will stir both nostalgia and stomach rumblings.

Old fashioned candy jars display the wide assortment of gummie candies, taffy, and premium chocolate and a small case is dedicated to retro sodas and root beer served in actual glass bottles.

I sampled several of the chocolates including a heavenly dried strawberry, a sweet and sour sea-salt caramel, and a mint chocolate caramel that was disconcerting at first bite for its mix of flavors but then totally addicting once I got used to it.

Prices aren't exactly cheap but certainly less than you'll pay at the tourist-trap candy stores on The Strip. You can easily stock up for a very full day of periodic sugar rushes for under $10.

This is one more very sweet reason to get off The Strip and visit Downtown Las Vegas.

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