When my sister Zeina and brother-in-law Nabil, owner’s of the Lafayette Powell’s Sweet Shoppe, initially told me about their first experience visiting the Windsor store they kept repeating “you will not understand what we mean until you visit a Powell’s yourself”.
They were right. Within minutes of walking into the store, I was humming to Aaron Carter’s “IIIIIII want candy” while filling my basket with Bazookas, salt water taffies, gummy worms, and my favorite –Violet Crumble. I left with a huge smile on my face, my goody bag, and a big candy bouquet of flowers made of little hearts, butterflies, and daisies.
The only thing that could rival the magic of entering a Powell’s and feeling transported to Willy Wonka’s world, was having my own bit of this enchanted place. I joined forces with Nabil and Zeina so that we could open a Powell’s in Berkeley. I have always wanted to own a business, what I did not expect is to find a venture with which I would fall in love…. To us, this is not just a store, it is a family adventure.
We can’t wait to share our family and store with you!