When Franklin Fountain’s bow tie-clad brothers Eric and Ryan Berley first took on neighboring sweets spot Shane Candies, they expected to have it up and running by October 2010. Now a full year and few weeks past its original targeted opening date, they’re almost ready to unveil the Old City shop. Seems the setbacks are due to a sweeping, top-to-bottom restoration of the space, its ornate trimmings and fixtures and all its old-timey candy-making gear, according to the Inky’s semi-retired Rick Nichols. The opening? It should come as soon as Black Friday or in the weeks immediately following. [Inquirer]
Shane Candies storefront prior to restoration.