Henry’s Sweet Retreat updates its Seating Layout for its Grand Opening

Leading commercial grade furniture distributor helps candy shop in Bethesda upgrade its décor with new restaurant booths and outdoor chairs.

Tucked away in the quiet town of Bethesda, Tom and Patty Craver envisioned opening up a candy shop one day in memory of Tom’s grandfather. Their vision was inspired by Henry and Martha, Tom’s grandparents who raised him on homemade cherry pies. Tom and Patty realized the lack of candy stores in the area. They hoped to add a modern twist to traditional candy making. After seeing a market opportunity, they took the liberty to undertake a business venture. In light of the grand opening in Surgarfina – an LA based candy store for adults in Betheseda Row.

Living in the Edgemore neighborhood with high school aged children, the Cravers strives for something more family oriented when they decided to establish their business. The space measures about 1,000 square feet with a 500 square foot mezzanine level which is reserved for kids’ birthday parties and other social events. The shop also features a bakery section which serves scones, cinnamon buns, cupcakes, shortcakes, and other desserts. With the support from the community, the Craver’s venue continues to grow in popularity.


While configuring an interior design for their candy shop, the Cravers felt it was important to have furniture that would put much emphasis on the bright yet warm décor they wanted. They sought the expertise of Affordable Seating, a reputable restaurant furniture manufacturer who was able to help them with their seating layout. They started with Affordable Seating’s plain back custom booths which they ordered in lime green vinyl. Made in the USA, these diner booths can be customized according to the customer’s specifications. The height, length, and shape can be adjusted. There is also a wide choice of vinyls and fabrics to design these booths with as the customer sees fit.

To create a child-friendly décor for their store, the Cravers decided on the bistro style metal chairs in a clear finish. These outdoor patio chairs make an economical and convenient choice for restaurant seating due to being lightweight and easy to stack. Ideal for both patio and indoor use, these chairs are designed to meet the rigorous demands of the food industry. They are also made to last many years of service which was important to the Cravers.


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Henry’s Sweet Retreat is located at 4823 S Elmo Ave Berthesda, MD 20814. They can be reached at (240) 483-0485.

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