From Our Editors
The seeds of Sweet Charlottes were planted four years ago, when Molly O’Malley Pitman’s husband carved the mold for the first puzzle piece that would become a template for her business’s emblematic lollipops. There’s a hidden meaning behind those puzzle pops—when solved, they take the form of the universal symbol for autism awareness. Her imagination-sparking play center also serves a dual purpose as well. The shop’s craft café, mini career center, and abundance of candy make it a child’s dream come true, and a percentage of its proceeds benefit Autistic Services and similar organizations.