What's New at Sweet Candy Café?

Just Released! Candy Magazine Features Sweet Candy Café

September 18, 2019

Many thanks to our friends at Candy and Snack TODAY for featuring Felicia Evans Long, the owner and founder of Sweet Candy Cafe; a confectionery storefront in Downtown Lumberton, North Carolina.  Special thanks to Staff Writer Steve Hallo for reaching out to Felicia to showcase her and the store!

2019 Vanguard Awardee

June 08, 2019

Congratulations to Sweet Candy Café owner, Felicia Evans Long, for being selected as one of National Alumni Association of Shaw University (NAA) and Shaw University's Office of Alumni 2019 Class of Vanguards! The 1994 Shaw University Graduate and the other Vanguard recipients will be honored at an event on June 8, 2019, in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Sweet Candy Café gifts sweet treats to pediatric unit!

January 18, 2019

Sweet Candy Café gave candy to patients in the Pediatric Unit at Southeastern Regional Medical Center during the holidays.

WBTW News 13 Feature!

December 23, 2018

Sweet Candy Café was featured on WBTW News 13 for giving back to families affected by hurricanes/flooding.

6th Anniversary Recap!

November 29, 2018

Check out all the fun from the 6th Anniversary Celebration on November 24, 2018!

Welcome our new Team Member!

July 20, 2018

After three successful years, we said a fond farewell to Retail Specialist Courtney Polston! Her last day was July 20th and she's heading back back to school as a full time college student.  

Joining the team are a new Retail Specialist, Chelsey!  Learn more about her on our About page!

Book Signing! MUST RSVP

June 05, 2018

Saturday, June 30, 2018 from 5 to 8pm

 

Hampton Inn and Suites

1520 Carolina Place Drive

Fort Mill, South Carolina 29708

 
Open to the public but you must RSVP no later than June 15th as seating is limited. 

Beyond Her Reflection

May 08, 2018

Sweet Candy Café owner contributes chapter to new book: Beyond Her Reflection!

Making History with the University of Phoenix!

February 15, 2018

We are pleased to share that the University of Phoenix has released the Making History video featuring our small business, Sweet Candy Cafe in Downtown Lumberton, North Carolina.  I can't began to explain my level of appreciation and excitement for being blessed to have the platform to share our small business story.  I hope you enjoy the video as much and we do.  Please feel free to share the video with your social and professional networks.

Signature Candy Parlor

December 19, 2017

Add a little sweetness to your next event with our Signature Candy Parlor Display! Contact us at 910-674-4831 for more information.

5th Anniversary Recap!

December 05, 2017

Check out all the fun from the 5th Anniversary Celebration on November 25, 2017!

5th Store Anniversary Celebration!

November 02, 2017

Save the Date! Local business owner and Lumberton native Felicia Evans Long will celebrate Sweet Candy Cafe's fifth year in business on Saturday, November 25, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the store's location at 212 North Chestnut in Historic Downtown with special activities planned for the public, and you're invited.

Timothy R. Long Memorial Scholarship 2017

August 31, 2017

The Timothy R. Long Memorial Scholarship is awarded annually to Christ the King Prep senior students. Check out our press release to learn more about this year's recipient, Jeankarlew Mora.

Icy Pops

August 12, 2017

Is there a better way to cool off in the summer heat than with icy pops?

Save the Date!

June 07, 2017

Get ready because our 5th Store Anniversary is coming up!  More details to follow as we get closer to November! #yearfivecoming

Sweet and Snacks Expo 2017 and Candy Tasting

May 24, 2017

This May, the Sweet Candy Café team attended the 2017 Sweet and Snacks Expo in Chicago, IL! Stop by the store on June 10, 2017, for free samples of the confectionery treats the team picked up!

Candy Kids Wear Blazers

January 14, 2017

Sweet Candy Café launches Candy Kids Wear Blazers (CKWB), a program that will teach young kids about entrepreneurship, professionalism, hospitality, and being a business owner in the candy industry.

2nd Annual Tim's Toys Project

December 23, 2016

Sweet Candy Café presented holiday toys to families for the Second Annual Tim's Toys Project.

4th Anniversary Celebration

November 26, 2016

Sweet Candy Café Marks 4th Anniversary! This Saturday during American Express Shopsmall Saturday we mark our fourth store anniversary. 

Hurricane Matthew

October 16, 2016

In the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew, Sweet Candy Café provided hot soup and sandwiches to the community of Lumberton, NC.

Timothy R. Long Memorial Scholarship 2016

August 31, 2016

The Timothy R. Long Memorial Scholarship is awarded annually to Christ the King Prep senior students. The scholarship provides assistance for expenses incurred during the transition from high school to college.

Sweet and Snacks Expo 2016 and Candy Tasting

June 18, 2016

This May, the Sweet Candy Café team attended the 2016 Sweet and Snacks Expo in Chicago, IL!  Stop by the store on June 18, 2016, for free samples of the confectionery treats the team picked up!

Back-to-School Supplies

August 13, 2016

Sweet Candy Café distributed 200 bags of school supplies for kids ages 7 to 12 in partnership with Walmart on Fayetteville Road in Lumberton and Zollipops®. 

Robesonian Business Staff Report

May 16, 2016

The Robesonian mentioned Sweet Candy Café owner Felicia Evans Long in their Business Staff Reports.  Felicia was recognized by the University of Phoenix as an alumni realizing her dreams.

Signature Red Velvet Cupcakes

April 27, 2016

In March, we introduced our Signature Red Velvet Cupcakes!

3rd Store Anniversary

November 28, 2015

Sweet Candy Café celebrates its 3rd year in business with a special appearance from Little Miss Dublin Peanut Festival Riley Madison Dial!

Sweet and Snacks Expo 2015

May 23, 2015

From May 19-21, 2015, the Sweet Candy Café team attended their first Sweet and Snacks Expo in Chicago, IL!  The trip was made possible thanks to The Allured Fund for Confectionery Education grant from the MC/Manufacturing Confectionery Publishing Company of Princeton, Wisconsin.

Grant from The Allured Fund for Confectionery Education

February 11, 2015

Sweet Candy Cafe of Lumberton, N.C., has been awarded The Allured Fund for Confectionery Education grant from the MC/Manufacturing Confectionery Publishing Company of Princeton, Wisconsin. The grant awarded by Michael Allured and the grant committee will enable Sweet Candy Cafe to participate in the National Confectioners Association Sweets & Snacks Expo on May 19-21, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois.

Sweet Candy Café Delivers Holiday Wishes to Pediatric Patients

December 18, 2014

Sweet Candy Café delivered donated holiday gifts to 15 beds in the Pediatrics Unit for patients who are in the Hospital for the Holidays at Southeastern Regional Medical Center in Lumberton, North Carolina.

2nd Store Anniversary

November 30, 2014

Join Sweet Candy Café for cupcakes and coffee as we celebrate our 2nd year in business!

1st Inaugural Candy Showcase

May 24, 2014

Get ready for Sweet Candy Café's 1st Inaugural Candy Showcase!  Keep an eye out for more information in the upcoming months!  Vendor Opportunities are available. For $10, each vendor space comes with a table with linen and a free Swag Bag.

 

Email sweetcandycafenc@gmail.com to register or for more information.

Welcome to Lumberton Magazine Spotlight!

January 01, 2014

Sweet Candy Café was featured on Page 40 in the January issue of Welcome to Lumberton.

1st Anniversary Extravaganza

November 30, 2013

Sweet Candy Café celebrates its first year is business with the 1st Year Anniversary Extravaganza! Join the Sweet Celebration from 10am to 4pm in Historic Downtown Lumberton!  Every event deserves to be sweet, and we want your help to make our anniversary even sweeter!

Sweet Dreams in Phoenix Focus Magazine

September 01, 2013

Check out owner Felicia Evans Long's spotlight on page 32 of the University of Phoenix's September 2013 issue of Phoenix Focus Magazine!  Phoenix Focus staff stopped by Sweet Candy Café in late July to prepare for the issue!

Vonta Leach Foundation Event

June 24, 2013

On Saturday, June 29, 2013, Lumberton confectionery Sweet Candy Café participated in the 2013 Vonta Leach Youth Football & Cheer Camp, at Lumberton High School, from 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Sweet Candy Café donated specially prepared candy treat bags for more than 500 participating 6-16 year-old students.

Shaw University News

December 03, 2012

A short blurb about Sweet Candy Café and Alumni Felicia was featured in the Shaw's University News section.

Grand Opening!

December 01, 2012

The December 1st Grand Opening of Sweet Candy Café was a Blast of Fun! We had customers from ages 1 to 92... Many thanks to everyone who came out to celebrate with us in Downtown Lumberton, North Carolina.

Original Store Fire

October 22, 2012

An October 2012 fire in downtown Lumberton nearly derailed the our store's grand opening.

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