Candy Shop's Move Is a Sweet Deal for Nostalgia Fans

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Byline: Harry Hitzeman

Chicago has a Printer's Row and a Jeweler's Row.

But could a "Retro Row" be in the works along part of State Street in downtown Geneva?

Sweet Nostalgia, which features hard-to-find, old-time candy, recently opened at 318 W. State St.

That area of State also hosts Kiss the Sky, where people can buy vinyl records, and Mr. Kitschy, which features older toys and collectibles.

"It is turning into a little Memory Lane, isn't it? It's kind of neat. It just worked out that away," said Tony Godek, co-owner of Sweet Nostalgia with his wife, Cindy.

The Godeks used to operate Candy, Candy, Candy Inc. at 9 N. Third St., but their lease was up.

Godek said the new shop is about 30 percent larger and visibility is better.

They also changed their store name so it's catchier - plus it matches their Web site www.sweetnostalgia.com.

"The space on State Street opened up at just the right time," Godek said. "It's brighter. We're easier to find."

For more information, call (630) 208-9664.

Long wait soon could end:

Geneva's east side hasn't had a grocery store of its own since Frank's Finer Foods closed in 1998.

That could change this year.

Aldi officials have targeted December to open their 16,144- square-foot location at the northeast corner of East Side Drive and State Street. …