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Sugar Heaven bids goodbye to Boylston Street

Located at 669 Boylston St., the shop boasted that it carried types of candies and novelties, including cotton candy, M&Ms, Fun Dip, and candy buttons.
Craig F. Walker/Globe Staff
Located at 669 Boylston St., the shop boasted that it carried types of candies and novelties, including cotton candy, M&Ms, Fun Dip, and candy buttons.

Sugar Heaven is closing its Boylston Street location for good.

Paint on the storefront window on Tuesday indicated a major closeout sale, and a handwritten sign on the shop’s front door said: “CLOSED. Please visit our Somerville location. Thank you.”

The shop, at 669 Boylston St., boasted that it carried sweets and novelties including cotton candy, M&Ms, Fun Dip, and candy buttons.

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In an e-mail to the Globe, Sugar Heaven owner David Sapers confirmed the store’s closure and said that “candy lovers can still shop at our location at Assembly Row in Somerville.”

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The local candy store chain has suffered several setbacks in recent years. Sugar Heaven used to operate a shop at Legacy Place in Dedham, but that location closed last year.

The Boylston Street location suffered a major loss in April 2013 in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings. At the time, Sapers estimatedthat the store lost up to $40,000 in revenue while Boylston Street was shut down as a crime scene, and approximately $25,000 worth of candy was ruined.

In March of this year, Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey’s office issued citations against Sugar Heaven and Sapers totaling $37,363 in restitution and penalties for child labor violations, failure to pay wages in a timely manner, failure to pay overtime, and failure to comply with earned sick time laws.

Sapers was not immediately available for comment.

Emily Sweeney can be reached at esweeney@globe.com. Follow her on Twitter @emilysweeney.