Powell’s Sweet Shoppe of San Luis Obispo, after 10 years as San Luis Obispo County’s premier candy shop, is changing its name to SLO Sweets.

“Ten years ago Powell’s Sweet Shoppe opened in San Luis Obispo as a local franchise on Court Street. Today as the franchise contract ends, we want to reflect our local community in the store’s name,” says Miranda Battenburg. On Thursday, March 29, Powell’s Sweet Shoppe in San Luis Obispo will be known as SLO Sweets.

Powell’s Sweet Shoppe was named after the founder and originated in Windsor, CA. Miranda and John Battenburg own Powell’s Sweet Shoppe in Paso Robles and San Luis Obispo.

Miranda proudly states, “We work, live, and play here. My husband, John, has been a professor at Cal Poly for 28 years. Over the past decade as owners of Powell’s Sweet Shoppe and through support from the local community for our business, we have contributed over $10,000 in donations and fundraisers for local schools and non-profit organizations. All our staff members are local students. We will continue our school programs where we provide teachers with student certificates that they use to reward and motivate their students. It is a free service we provide teachers. Students come in to redeem their certificate for free candy.”

Powell’s Sweet Shoppe is an old fashion candy store. “We will keep the original Willy Wonka film, theater seats, and our classic candy offerings because our customers love it. The theme brings back memories for individuals of all ages. In addition, we are introducing new selections such as root beer floats, flavored popcorn, flavored cotton candy, sugar free and organic candy and a new service for Sweet of the Month subscriptions. Everyone should come and try the fresh Belgium Liege waffles,” invites John.

To celebrate the name change and the 10-year anniversary, the San Luis Obispo store will be holding an all-day event from 10 am to 10 pm on Thursday, March 29. Guests will enjoy free candy and gelato.

SLO Sweets will continue to be at 1020 Court Street, San Luis Obispo. www.slosweets.com For more information, contact Miranda Battenburg at info@slosweets.com