• Candytopia Sweetens Mall of America

     
    POSTED March 22, 2019
     
  • Candytopia Sweetens Mall of America

     
    POSTED March 22, 2019
     
  • Candytopia Sweetens Mall of America

     
    POSTED March 22, 2019
     

Get your sweet tooth ready; Candytopia has brought its marshmallow pits, life-sized candy sculptures and emoji-themed swings to Mall of America. From sours and gummies to chocolate-covered everything, Candytopia has something for every candy lover.

Photo courtesy Mall of America

"Candytopia is a fun, innovative first-to-market pop-up, which successfully incorporates experiential, entertainment and retail components," says Heather Brechbill Swilley, SVP of leasing for Candytopia. "It's a perfect complement to Mall of America's existing retailers and attractions."

Among Candytopia's incredibly Instagrammable sweets are some Minnesota-inspired pieces, including Prince's guitar, the Vikings mascot and even the classic MOA star logo.

Photo courtesy Mall of America

Photo courtesy Mall of America

Photo courtesy Mall of America

Photo courtesy Mall of America

Brett Burger, MOA public relations specialist, says Candytopia is a great destination for groups that are in need of some team bonding that's loaded with fun, not stress.

"Before checking out Candytopia, I’d recommend groups check out our Escape Game. It’s a great chance to have a thrilling and enjoying experience while also focusing on team-building without feeling like you are," Burger says. And after a mind-boggling adventure in the escape room, the group can wind down with some sweets... and sweets and sweets and sweets.

Candytopia offers group rates for groups of 12 or more, and prices can be determined by emailing groups@candytopia.com. Bear Silber, COO of Candytopia, says guests and groups of all ages are welcome, and special events like adult night will be announced on their Facebook and Instagram accounts (@thecandytopia).

"Candytopia is a whimsical, one-of-a-kind experience great for friends, families and coworkers alike," Silber says. "We've hosted corporate functions, birthday parties for all ages and fun weekend outings with friends. We welcome all groups!"

This will be Candytopia's first Midwest location, with previous shows being in Santa Monica, New York City, San Francisco, Atlanta and Dallas. 
 

This fall, chef Jorge Guzman will open a new restaurant, Petite León, in the former Blackbird Cafe space in South Minneapolis. The restaurant will serve dishes with Mexican, Spanish, French, and American influences, that aim to be approachable, creative and delicious.  

 

Due to COVID-19, non-essential travel was, or has been, banned for months. Long anticipated trips and in-person gatherings were canceled and people have adjusted to the new normal: staying at home and meeting over Zoom. However, states have been slowly lifting restrictions, and non-essential travel will soon be happening across the country again. However, some may not be as comfortable with the thought of traveling as they were before the pandemic.  

 

Although several cities are opening up again, many offices are still enforcing work from home policies. As they did when Stay at Home first began, plenty of organizations are still offering webinars with insights on how to tackle the new normal. Gaining new knowledge is a great way to use extra time that might have been spent on a commute. 

Here at M+E, we’ll keep the following list updated, as some webinars are live and some are pre-recorded. Please email lauren.pahmeier@tigeroak.com to add more applicable webinars to the list.