- Kara Driscoll Staff Writer
Grandpa Joe’s Candy Shop opened a second Dayton-area location in Middletown.
The vintage-feel candy shop, which is locally owned by Bill and Tiffany Kelly, opened the region’s second location at 1212 Central Ave. in Middletown last fall. The store offers a selection of candy, old-fashioned glass bottled sodas and ice cream.
The Middletown location will also have a selection of fresh, homemade doughnuts and a candy buffet.
Grandpa Joe’s was founded by Christopher Beers in Pittsburgh, and has locations in Pennsylvania. The Kelly family opened the first Ohio location with Beers back in April when a space in downtown Miamisburg became available.
The stores have hundreds of bottles of specialty sodas. Flavors include everything from Coca-Cola to Flying Cauldron Butter Scotch Beer and specialty sodas that tastes like ranch dressing, pickle juice and buffalo sauce. The store also offers bulk candy orders and gourmet chocolate candies. Customers can fill a box of goodies from their candy buffet for just $5.
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