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
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 shop.
Groups planning to visit the shop should book a tour ahead of
time, and can do so by calling Amy at 309-830-4361.
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.