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.