RGW Candy Shop Celebrates 10 Years
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[November 12, 2014]
LINCOLN - Ten years ago this month, RGW
Candy Company of Atlanta suffered a devastating blow to their
holiday season. A fire burned out the Candy Kitchen, Retail Shop and
about 1000 pounds of candies. The only recoverable items were the
copper pots, and a melted but still working bird clock.
You would think a devastating blow like this would be enough to
convince the owners hang up their pots. But the business of 50+
years wasn't to be put off by a mere fire. They rebuilt, expanded
and are still going strong today.
To celebrate the last ten years since the fire, RGW Candy Company
will hold open houses every Saturday of the Christmas Season.
REgular holiday hours for the shop are Monday through Saturday 9
a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Each Saturday at 2 p.m.
guests may participate in the candy making process by learning to
dip chocolates and pull brittle and may take a tour of the candy
Groups planning to visit the shop should book a tour ahead of time,
and can do so by calling Amy at 309-830-4361.
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The RGW Candy Company is owned and operated by Tom Wertheim
with his daughter, Amy. The shop is located at 1865 2200th St.,
rural Atlanta. From Lincoln turn right at the Central Illinois
Ag Dealership and follow the Candy Canes.