Candy Bars Replace Glow Sticks at Limelight

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It used to be that the only edibles you could buy at the Limelight were ecstasy and special K, but as the Limelight Marketplace gears up for its March 1 opening, the vendor lineup just gets sweeter and sweeter. First Mari Tuttle’s brownies came aboard; then a candy store and toy shop, It’s Sugar, from Jeff Rubin of Dylan's Candy Bar; and now we’re told the latest vendor to sign on is MarieBelle New York. The upscale chocolatier will open a branch in the marketplace’s third-floor “skybox,” where the D.J. booth used to be.

Like the Soho store, there will be a retail area as well as a “cocoa bar” serving teas and hot chocolates, and a MarieBelle pushcart will make its way around the market. (Despite our entreaties, we’re assuming they’ll continue to sprinkle rose petals on all of your purchases.) The Marketplace has yet to announce operators for its two full-service restaurants, but we’re assured by a rep that “they’re going to be well known.”