Christopher and Peilin Pratt have operated Candy Warehouse, one of the largest online candy stores, for nearly 20 years. The online store carries more than 6,000 different types of candy items, as well as items for candy buffets and party supplies. On August 12, the couple opened the doors to their first walk-in retail candy store at 2520 Mira Mar Ave. “Over the years, we have had many customers ask to visit our warehouse as they still like to see, touch, feel and even smell our candy,” Peilin said. “Customers nowadays seem to prefer shopping in a warehouse environment where they get more selection and better prices.” The candy store and warehouse, which was purchased by the couple in June 2016, occupies 21,000 square feet of space. The retail store is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Photograph by the Business Journal’s Larry Duncan)