Big Top Candy Shop celebrates 10 years in business with renovations to SoCo space

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Big Top Candy Shop, at 1706 S. Congress Ave., Austin, celebrates 10 years in business this month. The business also recently completed renovations that include an additional 400 square feet of retail space, a new marble-top soda fountain and an expanded soda menu.

This month, Big Top is resurrecting some of the shop's original drink recipes as well as October-only specials, including the Pumpkin King Shake, the Graveyard Dirt Malt and the Boo-Berry Cream Soda.

"What I always envisioned as a sleepy neighborhood candy shop and soda fountain exploded in popularity almost overnight, and I've felt we've sometimes been a little behind the curve keeping up with our own success over the years," Big Top owner Brandon Hodge said in a news release on Oct. 9.

"We didn't exactly plan to finish the remodel as our anniversary approached, but looks like we'll be wrapped up just in time to celebrate both milestones!"