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Polaris Fashion Place® Sweetens Its World With the Addition of Shelby’s Sugar Shop™

Polaris Fashion Place® Sweetens Its World With the Addition of Shelby’s Sugar Shop

New Whimsical Confectionary Opened January 22 with Classic Craft Candies and Sweets


COLUMBUS, OHIO (Feb. 10, 2021) – Polaris Fashion Place® welcomes the addition of a fun and whimsical new confectionary that will bring classic and craft candies and sweets to the town center. Shelby’s Sugar Shop™, located near Center Court, provides a colorful, curious and dynamic environment sure to delight children and adults alike.


Shelby’s, which opened on January 22, offers a curated collection of sweets and treats to entice a variety of guests, from classic and nostalgic candies to craft sweets and chocolates. In addition, Shelby’s also provides unique specialty products and beverages for added fun flair. Offerings have been hand selected to bring the very best sugary confections to guests, while keeping health and safety top of mind. Social distance markers are located throughout the space to help keep guests spaced into lines. Masks are required within the location in accordance with state and local guidelines, and hand sanitizer and sinks are readily available for guests to use to clean their hands. Additionally, all guests wishing to scoop their own candy will be required to wear plastic gloves, and all metal scoops will be cleaned in between guests.


“Shelby’s Sugar Shop is just the kind of fun-loving and adventurous experience that everyone can discover and enjoy,” said Tamra Bower, General Manager of Polaris Fashion Place. “Shelby’s offers everyday wonder at Polaris Fashion Place, bringing a unique and memorable experience to our guests. We’re looking forward to safely welcoming guests to experience the confectionary wonderland for themselves and indulge in the sweet treats.”


Shelby’s Sugar Shop follows the journey of a spirited young girl named Shelby from a picturesque country setting to the heart of a big city, enjoying the sweetest parts of life along the way. Shelby’s transition from rural landscape to bustling cityscape is marked by large-scale bridge installations and animated vignettes. Throughout her journey, Shelby spreads kindness and cheer to her friends, who are also depicted throughout the new location. Polaris Fashion Place shares in Shelby’s important values of acceptance and friendship and hopes that Shelby will serve as a reminder to everyone that we are a lot more alike than we are different. Life is not only sweeter with candy, but also with inclusivity and acceptance.


Lifesize statues of Shelby and her dog greet guests at the entrance, creating excitement before guests even step foot into her shop. Shelby’s is located near Center Court at Polaris Fashion Place to invite guests to the interactive candy wonderland. Guests are able to enter Shelby’s from all four sides, for a safe 360-degree sensory experience.


Polaris Fashion Place’s brand new Shelby’s Sugar Shop location joins four existing retail spaces in Ohio, Colorado and New Mexico. The expansion will also continue this year through the reinvention of the current Shelby’s Sugar Shop location at WestShore Plaza in Tampa, Florida and two new locations at The Outlet Collection Seattle in Auburn, Washington, and The Mall at Fairfield Commons in Dayton, Ohio.


Polaris Fashion Place remains focused on providing a safe and enjoyable experience for everyone, including guests of Shelby’s Sugar Shop. In the continued need to address COVID-19, the town center has proactively implemented additions to the Code of Conduct.

These additions include the following guidelines:

  • Practice social distancing and stay at least 6 feet (2 meters) from other people.
  • Covering your mouth and nose with a cloth face cover in accordance with state and local guidelines. 
  • Do not gather in groups.
  • Adhere to each individual tenant’s COVID-19 policies.
  • Adhere to all federal, state and local regulations, recommendations and mandates regarding COVID-19.

The Code of Conduct is posted at the Center and available online.

To learn more about Shelby’s Sugar Shop, including store hours, visit  


About Shelby’s Sugar Shop™

Shelby’s Sugar Shop™ is a concept from Columbus-based REIT Washington Prime Group (NYSE: WPG) which presents a colorful, curious and dynamic environment that will delight children and adults alike, as a spirited young girl named Shelby journeys from a picturesque country setting to the heart of a big city, enjoying the sweetest parts of life along the way. Learn more at  


About Polaris Fashion Place®

Polaris Fashion Place® is Central Ohio’s premier shopping destination offering market-exclusive brands and locally-owned specialty shops to locals and tourists alike. Polaris Fashion Place® also hosts more than 75 events a year including: Polaris Live, KidX Club, Mommy Mile, Made Local Marketplace and Santa Photo Set. The town center is home to more than 170 national and local retail, dining and entertainment options. A dynamic offering of things to do along with things to buy keeps guests engaged and returning often. For more information, please call (614) 846-1500 or visit Like us on Facebook at and follow us on Twitter @PolarisFashion and Instagram @PolarisFashionPlace. Polaris Fashion Place® is a registered trademark of Washington Prime Group Inc.