Satisfy your sweet tooth at Sweethaus

Posted on September 29, 2011 by


Love jars of candy? Love the scoop-your-fav-candy-into-a-little-brown-bag option? Then stop by Sweethaus Cupcake and Candy Shop, Cville’s newest dose of delicious desserts!

Owner Tara Koenig, a University of Virginia graduate, has returned to Charlottesville to pursue her dream of having her own business. Tucked off West Main Street next to Random Row Books*, the shop is currently open from 11am to 6pm Thursday through Sunday and offers a variety of cupcakes, candy, and retail items. The shop will be adding to its repertoire, soon to include coffee, custom color M&Ms, and red velvet cupcakes (Is your sweet tooth hip-hip-hooraying yet??).

Photo Credit: Cat Thrasher

Koenig and surrounding business owners have reincarnated the space, turning it from a worn down Oldsmobile dealership to a quaint strip of small, local businesses. She has also implemented a number of fun and resourceful features that give the shop its artistic charm. The interior is almost entirely furnished with Koenig’s recycled doors, windows – you name it.

Photo Credit: Cat Thrasher

The entrance, with its yellow striped veranda and vibrant flowerbed embodies the feel of the logo – and all of it was built either by Koenig or family and friends. And don’t forget to look up — the chandelier Koenig embellished with candy is not to be missed.

Photo Credit: Cat Thrasher

Just when you thought it couldn’t get any better, it does! Sweethaus embraces the go-green, tech-savvy life by only using the Ipad to conduct business and transactions – no paper involved. And, if you stop by for a cupcake with mocha icing, you may find the taste aromatically familiar — Sweethaus uses Calvino Cafe espresso to make the icing.

The shop also plays host to birthday parties, cupcake decorating classes, and more! Most recently, Sweethaus joined forces with Market Street Wine Shop to present a cupcake and wine pairing night. The space is available to rent for private events as well.

Have a sweet tooth? Come satisfy it at Sweethaus!


Want a tasty mini cupcake? Then check out our Sweethaus Sweepstakes!

[*As of 2012, Sweethaus is located at 843 W Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22903.]

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