It’Sugar: An Ornate Candy Store in NYC’s Upper West Side

It seems unlikely that Upper West Siders–including you, residents of Glenwood's Grand Tier and Regent luxury rental apartment buildings–missed the opening of the insanely bright, loud (aesthetically and music-wise), and awkwardly spelled It'Sugar, a completely bonkers NYC candy store that starting slinging its sweets in mid-August on Broadway and can be seen from ten blocks away. Not really, but close. But in case you were away, or haven't been in the market for the "World's Largest Gummy Worm!" or a cereal-sized box of Nerds, here's the scoop: It'Sugar is mall-ish, very strange, awesomely/amusingly/horrifyingly (depending on your perspective) over-the-top new addition to the neighborhood. Welcome?  

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Sugar and Plumm in the Upper West Side Brings the Savory & the Sweet

Pulled Pork and Waffles at Sugar and Plumm, UWS, Manhattan.

Sugar and Plumm first made itself known to its Upper West Side soon-to-be neighbors late last year when construction began on the 2,300-square-foot space, and a stretch of lavender-ish painted plywood stretched up nearly half the block. Not a little local outrage soon followed, with folks complaining about everything from the mall-ification of Amsterdam Avenue to the dangers posed to the health of neighborhood kids by having so many sweets so readily available, not to mention the imagined arguments which were sure to ruin many a family outing if parents dared to tell their children "no". Last week, after surviving a passive-aggressive attack by area "vandals" and a redesign of the interiors by the Rockwell Group, Sugar and Plumm finally opened its doors… and when we stopped in on opening night, Sugar and Plumm on the Upper West Side was packed. Only question is, is it indeed a "destination of…

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