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Old-fashioned candy shop to open in heart of Oakwood

An old-fashioned candy shop will open in the heart of Oakwood next month, its owner told this media outlet.

Katherine Wright, a Kettering resident, is working to open The Oakwood Candy Shoppe at 2541 Far Hills Ave. in Oakwood sometime in August. She said there is no set date for the opening, and she is still working with the county to secure permits. The store will open next to the Avalon Hair & Color Studio.

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“This is my first startup business,” she said. “I just noticed that there’s not a candy store in the area, and I felt like I could have some fun doing this.”

Wright said the store will focus on old-fashioned candy that “people grew up on,” bringing back memories of childhood — allowing customers to share their favorites with their children. All of the candies will be pre-packaged, she said.

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Customers can follow more information about the opening on the store’s Facebook page.

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