What about Sweetlane?
By The Tribune-Review
Published: Sunday, March 24, 2013, 11:50 p.m.
Re. the article, “Candyland — Chocolate producers dot the map” (Ticket magazine, March 21): I am extremely disappointed. It seems the story listed every candymaker in the Alle-Kiski Valley except Sweetlane Chocolate Shop of Vandergrift.
You have written about Valos Candy and Clark Candies, but not one word on a candy store that was a staple of the community since 1947. It closed when the owner died in 2009 and the family reopened it in November. The newspaper has been contacted about Sweetland and how happy people are. This is a great story, but you've ignored it.
Vandergrift is losing businesses. Now, an old business is back and you fail to see it. How can Vandergrift keep businesses and people coming into town if the local paper doesn't see this as a story? Isn't Vandergrift part of the Valley?
Since the store reopened, it's sent chocolates to California and even Alaska. They have over 500 “likes” on Facebook in a few months.
If you're going to do a story about local candymakers, you should include all local candymakers.
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