Candy and sweets shop, Velvet, closes
Velvet A Candy Store, an ice cream, fudge and candy shop located next to Bruegger’s Bagels on Grand River Avenue, announced in a Monday night Facebook post that its East Lansing location has closed.
Velvet, owned by wife and husband duo Trisha and Erik Berakovich, had been in operation since July 2015.
The State News previously reported the East Lansing location was Velvet’s third, having closed the previous Mackinac Island and Harbor Springs locations due to seasonality. The aforementioned Facebook post alludes to Velvet's "next location", hinting a relocation may be in the works.
Fans of the store have expressed their disappointment, mourning the store in over 100 comments made on the post in 18 hours. The post has also been shared more than 50 times.
Velvet could not be reached for comment at the time of publication. Stay with the State News as more details become available.