HONtown, a gift shop run by Cafe Hon owner and HonFest founder Denise Whiting, has moved out of its space at 1001 W. 36th Street (The Avenue) in Hampden and is moving across the street to Cafe Hon, 1004 W. 36th St.

The space was empty last week and a sign on the door announced the move.


Sugar, a sex toy shop currently located in Hampden Hall, will move into the former HONtown space, Sugar owner Jacq Jones announced at a meeting of the Hampden Village Merchants Association on Feb. 12.

"I'm really excited," Jones said, adding that she needs to expand.

"I have no room for anything," she said.

Merchants at the meeting congratulated Jones on the move.

"She's been a valuable member of our community for seven years," President Benn Ray said.

The move will make Sugar much more visible than its current location in the back of Hampden Hall at 36th and Roland Avenue.

Whiting could not be reached for comment on why she moved HONtown, which opened in 2010. Sugar also offers sex education, information, classes and other events, according to its website, www.sugartheshop.com.

"We don't sell porn or anything like that," Jones told the merchants' group.