Aledo looking hard at candy

Robert Blackford/Editor

Knox Heating and Cooling may be looking for a new address.

"It's important that our customers know we are staying in business," said Pam Myers, who owns Knox Heating and Cooling with her husband Tony.

The Myers along with Aledo businessman John Kesinger have been talking for about a year about the possibility of bringing a candy factory to Aledo.

"It's contingent on whether he can get TIF money or not," said Myers.

"This building will not be sitting empty," said Myers. "Either we will be here or the candy company."

"It should create foot traffic for the area businesses," said Myers. "We are all very excited about the possibilities."

If the TIF money comes through, Knox Heating and Cooling will need a new home.

Myers said she and her husband have a couple of buildings in mind but nothing specific yet. "We want something smaller." Their Main Street building is 10,000 square feet and is strategically located near Kesinger's other business, The Maple City Candy Company.

Myers said the Main Street location offers them accessibility to the public which they enjoy, but she noted that it was much more important for a business like the candy company, for the sake of tourism, to be in an easily accessible place like Main Street.

For more on this story, see the Nov. 18 issue of The Times Record.