When it comes to sugar, downtown Littleton is on a high. On Main street alone, there's the relatively newLola's Sugar Rush
(2490 West Main Street), which would make Augustus Gloop go bat shit. The town's main drag also houses the
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(2560 West Main Street), a confectionery run by Julie Perch, a Colorado-based author and chocolatier who -- get this -- makes it her job to actually extol the health virtues of chocolate. Need a chocolate prescription? Welcome to your drug locker.
Not sure how Perch feels about cakes and cookies, but just a few blocks down the street from her shop sits two vacated storefronts that will soon become Beautiful Sweets, a sugar shack at 2299 West Main Street that'll pimp baked goods, all-organic sugar cookies, sandwiches, coffee and gelato, says owner Laina Mickus, who plans to turn the two adjoining spaces into a commercial kitchen and retail space sometime in September.