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.
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.”
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.