Local variety candy store Sweet Shack Candy Shop permanently closed Nov. 2.

Owner Jackie Washington said the lease was up, and she along with her husband and co-owner, Winefred Washington, decided not to renew.

The shop had been in business for a little over eight years, and Jackie said sales had not returned back to prepandemic levels, which made it difficult to stay open.

Though it was a hard decision to make, Washington said she and Winefred will miss their customers.

Sweet Shack Candy Shop was located at 1525 Cypress Creek Road, Ste. G, Cedar Park.