San Francisco-based specialty retailer Lolli & Pops has spread its sweet stock into the Southwest by opening a store in Albuquerque, N.M. this month, kicking off a drive to double the chain’s number of locations by the end of 2018.
Since its founding in 2012, Lolli & Pops has expanded its retail presence since establishing its first store in Tulsa, Okla. Each store offers selection of sweets and treats sourced from around the world.
The Albuquerque store, located in the Coronado Center on the city’s northeast side, will have a display of French macarons, marzipan fruits and more. It’ll also feature the brand’s old-fashioned sweet shoppe aesthetic — mint green accents and decor inspired by the turn of the century, including a calligraphy-accented chalkboard. Staff members will be dressed in bow ties, striped aprons, and straw boater hats.
“We are thrilled to bring Lolli & Pops to Albuquerque and to be part of the renewal of the Coronado Center,” says Sid Gupta, Lolli & Pops ceo and founder. “Our customers love Lolli & Pops because each visit is a delightful experience. I know the team is excited to welcome guests and to let them sample our thousands of artisan chocolates, candies, and confections.”
The Albuquerque store is Lolli & Pops 39th location. The chain plans to open 40 more over the next 15 months, including a flagship location in San Francisco.