Sugar Land candy store reportedly set to open in KDH this summer

By on July 10, 2024

Site of the Sugar Land location at 906 S. Croatan. (Photo credit Mark Jurkowitz)

The former site of Class and Trash at 906 S. Croatan Highway in Kill Devil Hills is expected to re-open, reportedly as a Sugar Land store, by the end of this month, according to a representative of the contractor, J Salazar Builders. The arrival of the store marks yet another addition to the recent proliferation of large corporate candy outlets on the Outer Banks.

A Kill Devil Hills spokesperson confirmed that a permit was issued on July 2 for indoor remodeling and installing service counters to convert the old business into the new candy store.

The primary owner of the property is listed as Tojo LLC, which lists a mailing address in Virginia Beach. But the ownership of the new candy store is unclear.

According to the representative of the Florida-based J Salazar Builders, they have been working on the interior of the building for the past three months and “are just waiting on a container to stock the store and some signage. But it’s basically ready.”

The contractor also said that the Sugar Land ownership team is not the same one behind the Sugar Planet chain, which has stores in Nags Head, Kill Devil Hills, Kitty Hawk and Corolla—nor is it the same one that owns Sugar Kingdom, which has a location locally in Avon. He said the original candy store owners have now branched out into three separate entities—Sugar Planet, Sugar Kingdom, and Sugar Land.

Sugar Planet’s two original Dare County stores—at 6901 S. Croatan Hwy in Nags Head and 1600 S. Croatan Hwy in Kill Devil Hills—formerly went by the name Sugar Kingdom. But those locations were switched to Sugar Planet in the past year. Two new locations were opened last summer under the name Sugar Planet at 5201 N Croatan Highway in Kitty Hawk and 510 Hunt Club in Corolla.

According to Dare County tax records, Sugar Planet is owned by S&S Properties in Virginia Beach, which shares a Virginia Beach address with Sunsations, LLC.

Sugar Kingdom, which is a different corporate entity, opened their location last summer at 40220 N. Carolina Hwy 12 in Avon, which was previously a Pirates Beachwear store.

The Voice was unable to reach an owner for Sugar Land.



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  • Avalon

    Converted from “Class & Trash” to just plain “Trash”.

    Thursday, Jul 11 @ 4:21 pm
  • Willy Wonka

    😆 I love watching the locals melt down about these places. I swear ppl are just opening more to troll you all 😆

    Thursday, Jul 11 @ 4:25 pm
  • Bill

    I find it amusing when the Local Powers that be talk about “controlling growth”.

    Thursday, Jul 11 @ 7:42 pm
  • Dylan

    This a very sweet story.

    Friday, Jul 12 @ 7:49 am
  • Steven

    Perfect fit for what the area is now known for, OBnoXious

    Friday, Jul 12 @ 10:04 am
  • Nosey OBXer

    I loved Class and Trash ! Such a cool store . Sad to see it closed. Exotic Cargo next to it looks like it’s closing too. What’s going there? Is there that much demand for candy on this beach? Just curious.

    Friday, Jul 12 @ 3:56 pm
  • CorollaCat

    I love candy. Dollar stores are basically candy stores with soap. There’s places called Dirty Dicks, and Try My Nuts. Who cares? Everybody calm down.

    And candy is good. Period on that.

    Friday, Jul 12 @ 7:43 pm
  • Martelvonc

    At the prices per pound that these candy stores charge, I would just give the kids $20 each, take them to Walmart, and let them buy what they want. It might be more sanitary too.

    Saturday, Jul 13 @ 10:38 am
  • Charles

    How about Sugar Town, Sugar Laundry, Sugar Emporium, Sugar District, Sugar Avenue, Sugar City, Sugar Me Timbers, etc.

    Think of all of the extra parking no one will use !!! Everybody wins, unless you have teeth.

    Monday, Jul 15 @ 11:01 am
  • Linda

    Just what u need on the obx

    Monday, Jul 15 @ 6:33 pm
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