Candy store adds new flavor to downtown Gardnerville |

Candy store adds new flavor to downtown Gardnerville

Staff Reports

Downtown Gardnerville has just become a little sweeter with the opening of Polka Dots a traditional candy, card and gift store.

Located in the center of “boutique row” near the intersection of Highway 395 and Gilman, the vivid pink door invites visitors of all ages to step back in time for a classic old-fashioned candy store experience, store owner Jody Branson said.

“Visitors can satisfy their sweet tooth with a variety of mouth-watering candies, featuring the industries most iconic brands and flavors,” said Branson.

“In addition to candy, shoppers will find trendy gifts and necessities, traditional children’s toys and a great selection of cards to fit every occasion.”

Branson’s vision dates back to 1994 when she opened Fresh Ideas, a gift boutique located next door to Polka Dots.

“Nineteen years ago, I saw a need and took the leap,” said Branson. “It’s been a successful adventure, I’m grateful the community has embraced us as a go-to for unique gifts and home decor and Fresh Ideas is still thriving. The idea with Polka Dots is similar, the space became available, I think the town needs it, and it will be a great fit and a nice addition to the neighborhood.”

Their signature products make nice gifts, and gift baskets can be created for any occasion, she said.

“Candy buffets are the latest trend for parties, weddings and showers. The candy can be used as a dessert station or as gifts for guests, allowing them to choose their favorite selection with a favor bag,” Branson said.

Polk Dots is located at 1455 B Highway 395 N. in Gardnerville.

For more information call 782-3264.