Plantsville General Store Antique Center spoils customers with new penny candy counter

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In addition to the penny candy, customers will find plenty of authentic country store and advertising items for sale.

Now customers visiting the Plantsville General Store will find penny candy and fudge along with authentic country store items for sale.

Old-fashioned fun is back in style as the Plantsville General Store Antique Center has just finished unpacking its newest shipment of nostalgia candy. Remember eating candy buttons? Do the names root beer barrels and pixie sticks cause you to experience a flashback? If you loved shopping at your neighborhood candy store back in the day, then you will go bonkers over the Plantsville General Store’s latest added attraction, a good ole candy store on their mezzanine level.

Owners Elaine and David Maloney have finally given in to their longtime dream to sell penny candy and homemade fudge. Candy is displayed in an antique counter right out of an old country store. Charming glass candy jars filled with Tootsie Rolls, candy sticks, Necco wafers, Mary Janes and dozens of memorable goodies delight customers who visit this 5,000-square-foot antique emporium.

After customers shop for their sweet retro favorites, they will find plenty of authentic country store and advertising items for sale, such as vintage advertising, antique tins, old signs, vintage magazines, sheet music, photographs, ice cream and soda pop collectibles, wooden boxes, barrels, pharmacy items, sundries, cigar and tobacco collectibles, primitives, kitchen-wares, ephemera and more.

C. Dianne Zweig, author of Hot Kitchen and Home Collectibles of the 30s, 40s, 50s and the soon to be released Hot Cottage Collectibles for Vintage Style Homes, comes from a family of candy store, luncheonette and soda fountain owners; and was eager to help the Maloneys create this space. Zweig shares this section of the Plantsville General Store Antique Center with Elaine Maloney and together both dealers are always adding fresh merchandise to the country store. Along with penny candy, homemade fudge in featured flavors is available ready to eat or in gift boxes.

The Plantsville General Store is located off I-84 (Marion Avenue exit) in the village of Plantsville, which is part of Southington, Conn. This quaint town is the home of eight antique shops and the Kess Café, a popular eatery that has joined the Plantsville General Store Antique Center to offer lunch and antiquing tours for groups.

For more information, call 860-621-5255 or visit www.pgsantiques.com.

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