I received an email about my post below in which I mentioned the crowd at Venlo’s. Apparently my patronage of the business nails me as a newcomer progressive as opposed to an old guard conservative, or something along those lines. “True Eurekans” buy from Partricks.
Two points. First, I don’t live in Eureka, so I’m neither a neo-Eurekan nor a paleo-Eurekan.
Secondly, I have bought items from both stores. I don’t eat much candy these days, so I’m not in either establishment frequently. But I haven’t noticed that any particular demographic favors one over the other. Venlo’s makes the best hot chocolate I’ve had. Partrick’s offers items other than chocolate.
It’s candy folks. They both sell candy.