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Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Could village economy be returning to sweet success with the opening of another new shop?
TRADITIONAL treats are on offer for villagers with the opening of a new sweet shop in Combe Martin.
Teena’s Sweets opened on Saturday near the seaside and owner Teena Flynn is hoping it will prove a tasty triumph with customers of all ages.
The shop with its enticing candy floss pink and marshmallow colour scheme is in formerly empty premises at the corner of Hangman Path.
It stocks a wide range of chocolate, traditional and retro sweets, with the ever popular pick ‘n’ mix plus jars of candy delights in the time-honoured sweet shop fashion.
The shop also supplies the increasingly popular Piñatas – paper shapes originally invented in Mexico and filled with sweets for celebrations – as well as a range of small treat toys.
Teena and her husband Ronan moved to the village after falling in love with it during a tour of Devon this summer.
“We just thought what a beautiful village, everyone was very friendly and smiling,” said Teena.
“We were deciding where we wanted to live and this place was it. There is a lot of excitement amongst the locals, coupled with a growing feeling of confidence, after the recent re-opening of the bakery, and a village butchers shop.”