Main Street Sweets now open

by Benita Fuzzell

Downtown Fulton’s Main Street just got a little sweeter, with the opening of Main Street Sweets, located at 305 Main.

The new business is the result of a nearly five-year conversation between friends, Lisa Pruitt and Kathy Gockley.

“We have really been planning it for five years, in our heads,” Lisa said, and when the opportunity arose to occupy a vacant Main Street business, they decided it was time.

Their hours of operation will be Tuesday through Saturday, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., according to Lisa, to accommodate both the after-lunch and after-dinner crowd, as well as the mid afternoon cravings for something sweet.

Everything is better with sprinkles and customers will be surrounded with vibrant sprinkle-painted walls, where stools at the counter invite visitors to enjoy a hand-dipped ice cream shake, sundae or float. There are also a few tables at the front window, where all ages can sample a specialty soda, home-made popsicles, fudge and brownies.

There’s a snow cone machine, a popcorn machine and a cotton candy machine, ready for orders.

The huge nostalgic displays of favorite candies from days gone by draws the eye to wax miniature bottles full of sweet, fruity beverages, chocolate peanut clusters, chocolate covered raisins and peanuts, plus dozens and dozens of other candies familiar to older generations and tempting the taste buds of younger customers not so familiar with the once popular name brands.

There are also sugar free options available.

Sarah Dowdy is the store Manager, and also the creator of the one-of-a-kind-specialty popsicles. Lisa said another 10 teens have been hired, to share various shifts behind the counter.

She plans to create a monthly calendar and do her best to accommodate the busy schedules of her younger employees, who are involved in sports and other extra-curricular activities while giving them the opportunity to gain experience in the workforce,

“We have received so much help from family and friends, to get to this point. We are very proud of it, and have received great support so far. We get texts everyday asking when we are going to open,” Lisa said.

The telephone number is 270-208-1121.