A candy-and-sweets shop is leaving its brick-and-mortar home downtown for life on the road as a food truck. The storefront at 115 S. Kentucky Ave. where Got Candy and More has operated since 2011 will become home to a cake-decorate business, according to a news release issued today.

Today was the last official day of business for Got Candy and More, the news release said. A sign on the door this afternoon said the store was closed and wished customers a Happy Easter.

Owner Lea Williams has sold equipment in the downtown store to cake decorator Luis Arias, who will do business at the location, the news release said.

The Got Candy and More food truck will offer many of the same treats served at the store, including ice cream by the scoop, ice cream paninis, milkshakes, floats, cupcakes, and cookies. Williams also will serve gourmet hand pies, cake slices, cheesecake and a variety of foods with dipping chocolate.

Look for the food truck at food truck rallies in Munn Park the second Thursday each month and at Mayfaire-by-the-Lake on Lake Morton Mother’s Day weekend.

Williams will offer catering and continue to operate the Pink Table Café inside The Red Geranium Boutique in downtown Winter Haven.

People looking for sweet treats have a new option downtown. Magnolia Popcorn recently crossed the street, moving into a new spot at 225 N. Kentucky Ave. and rebranding as Magnolia Popcorn Co. and Sweet Shoppe.

The relocated business began its soft opening last weekend and has planned a grand opening next Friday and Saturday to coincide with First Friday and the accompanying maker’s market on North Kentucky Ave.

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Barry Friedman founded Lkldnow.com in 2015 as the culmination of a career in print and digital journalism. Since 1982, he has used the tools of reporting, editing and content curation to help people in Lakeland understand their community better.

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