|IT'S SUGAR and FroZenYo will replace Ruby Tuesday|
The IT'S SUGAR candy store chain will open its first DC location on busy 7th Street NW in Penn Quarter. With a planned opening of August 2013, this 1775 sq ft store should rake in the $$$ at 714 7th Street NW. This retail space is above Rocket Bar and partially comprises what was most recently a Ruby Tuesday. It's one half block from the Chinatown Friendship Arch, Metro's Gallery Pl-Chinatown rail station, and the Verizon Center.
IT'S SUGAR sells a mix of everyday candy, clothing, gifts, and novelty items. A few examples: a PMS chocolate bar (problematic), Hello Kitty Beanie Baby (hmm, ok), salt water taffy (memories!), and a 26 pound gummy python (no. just... no.). I see... in their future... lots of tourists. Lots and lots and lots... of tourists. Tourists who will act as cover for when you want to sneak in. Because I know you will. Everyone has a sweet tooth.
In a weird twist, the space next to IT'S SUGAR will offer another sweet treat: frozen yogurt. FroZenYo will open this summer as well, right next door at 712 7th Street NW, only blocks from another location already operating at 1006 F Street NW. FroZenYo is a DC-based chain with 11 stores in the Washington area. They plan to open 4 more, including a location in Boston, MA.