|The Sweet Granada: Our Story
||In November 2004, the mother-daughter team of Toni Bowling and Kim Redeker opened The Sweet Granada, a specialty sweets shop featuring handmade gourmet chocolates as well as other confections and gifts. Customers will find a large selection of gourmetconfections made in small batches for quality and freshness.
The Sweet Granada is in the south storefront of the historic Granada Theatre in downtown Emporia, Kansas. The design and decor was painstakingly chosen to compliment the beautiful Spanish revival architecture of The Granada Theatre.
The Sweet Granada is certainly a family affair. Toni’s son, Steve, who is an architect helped design the interior of the shop. Toni’s husband, Steve, can sometimes be found dipping double-dipped cherries. And Kim’s husband, Steve, (yes, that’s right they are all named Steve) is the official Sweet Granada bookkeeper. Kim and Steve’s children, Emmy and Joe, love to hang out at the shop every chance they get. Emmy waits on customers while Joe is a real pro at handing out fudge samples. All other family members, including Toni’s other son Nick, have the sweetest job of all Official Taste Tester!
|Awards and Recognitions
2007-2008 Emporia Mainstreet Business of the Year
Best of the Flint Hills
Reader’s Choice Award,
The Emporia Gazette
2006 Emerging Business of the Year,
Kansas Small Business Development
Design Excellence Award,
Emporia Main Street