The more I work on this, the more I want gumballs. I remember how back in the day you could get a long pack of gumballs at the corner candy store. The one at the end of my street was called “Schoaks” but I don’t think that was actually the owner’s name. Rumor had it that it was originally established by an Irish immigrant to the area who later sold it when he left the neighborhood.
Anyhoo, do corner candy stores even exist anymore? And whatever happened to “penny” candy?
…maybe that was just a ‘hood thing.