M&M’s World Store opens in Downtown Topeka

The line to get in the M&M World Store is going around the corner of the block. (Vanessa Martinas, Kansas First News)
The line to get in the M&M World Store is going around the corner of the block. (Vanessa Martinas, Kansas First News)

Topekan chocoholics have a new store downtown to feed their addiction.

Kansas First News reporter Vanessa Martinas tells us about today’s opening of the Mars M&M’s World store.

It’s sweet and tastes so good.

It’s the candy at the new M&M’s World store in Downtown Topeka.

One customer says she’s trying so hard to restrain herself from just taking the candy and running away.

“I’m tempted to eat all of it, they have the Easter candies, it’s very colorful, it’s excitement, I can be a kid today,” customer Diane Taylor said.

Chocolate isn’t the only thing you can buy at the store.

There’s book bags, blankets and even this pillow.

The store will be open for 3 weeks to celebrate the new mars plant in Topeka.

The plant’s site director Bret Spangler says the turn out is larger than he expected.

“Really strong turn out, great to see the community supporting the retail sales here for M&M’s, it’s definitely a brand that resonates with everyone, it’s almost as popular as mickey mouse,” Spangler said.

The opening caught the attention of so many Topekan residents, the line stretched around the block.

M&M characters ‘Red’ and ‘Yellow’ also made an appearance.

“Everyone is coming out from the city and they’re enjoying, they’re taking pictures with the M&M’s characters out front,” Taylor said.

All profits from the store’s specially marked merchandise with a “Made in Topeka” logo will go toward the Downtown Topeka Redevelopment Plan

The store is located at 713 S. Kansas Ave. and is open Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. and Sunday from noon until 5 p.m.

 

 

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