Casie Autry has owned the Rock Candy Bar for about 11 months. The store offered more than 250 different types of candy. Monday was the store’s last day in operation at the mall.
Rock Candy Bar did shut down once before in the past year, however Autry said mall management came back with some help on the lease but that business simply couldn’t justify renewing her lease.
Autry did indicate that she expects to try another location at some point in the future, probably before the year is out.
Blaze owner Shandala Singleton could not be reached for comment Tuesday. The phone at the hair salon said the business is not accepting calls. Not a hair stylist herself, Singleton attempted to manage the first independent salon in the mall location, which housed Regis Hair Salon for many years.
Located adjacent to the Rock Candy Bar, Blaze had also been open for about 11 months.