Rudy and Isabelle Muth were right after all. When they opened Muth’s Candy Store on East Market Street in 1921, the area bustled with manufacturing and offices.
When Tommy and Christina Thompson had an insurance agency in Shelbyville, people came to them because they needed to buy policies, and they often looked grumpy while doing so.
The biggest challenge in owning a candy store, according to Pam Barry of The Sweet Shoppe, 10920 Plantside Drive, isn’t the temptation to gobble up the inventory. It’s coming up with new and interesting treats for special occasions.