A new store is coming to Coney Street in York city centre.
And it claims to be more than just a shop – but an “innovative local startup”.
That brand is Sugarize, a digital sweet shop with touchscreen pick & mix – and it is planning to open its first shop at 12A Coney Street.
It’s been empty since the Jessops camera shop moved out in December 2020, blaming the landlord for refusing to reduce the rent during the Covid crisis.
The shop is found between Bill’s restaurant and Starbucks.
A poster in the window says: “Hi! We are Sugarize! An innovative local startup
launching the world’s first digital sweet shop with a touchscreen pick & mix.
“You could apply to work here and be part of the fun and adventure. We are recruiting a superstar team of shop manager, supervisors and assistants right now!”
The shop assistant job pays £10.42 an hour for 12 hours a week. “Duties will include ensuring the shop is fun and welcoming, providing excellent customer service, preparing and packing customer orders, and keeping accurate and organised stock.”
Supervisors will be paid £11.50 an hour for 18 hours a week, and will be “overseeing employees and shop functions, controlling the quality of products and services, and reporting to the shop manager”.
And the shop manager, who gets £13 an hour for 30 hours needs to have “managerial competency, excellent communication skills, natural leadership, and a passion for customer service”.
Sugarize is the brainchild of Frank Dillon, who’s registered office is Popes Head Court Offices on Peter Lane in York.
He is one of the co-founders of the highly successful business Candy Hero, the Bradford based importer, distributor and retailer of American and other confectionery.
The premises at 12A Coney Street has 1,290 sq ft of retail space on the ground floor. The landlord was asking for a rent of around £60K a year.
I’ll be generous and give it 12 months.