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Sewickley Living Magazine - October, 2015

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Doug Alpern - Sewickley's candyman

Do you remember these lyrics to the popular song “Candy Man” by Sammy Davis, Jr.?

We are lucky to have a Candy Man in Sewickley – Doug Alpern. And, he does make “the world taste good...Read full article

 

90.5 WESA - Pittsburgh's NPR News Station - December 12, 2012

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FANCY SODAS GAINING IN POPULARITY IN THE U.S. - PITTSBURGH AREA STORE PUTTING AN ADULT SPIN ON THE DRINKS
You can walk into any gas station or grocery store and fina an array of national-brand sodas. At Village Candy in Sewickley you will find a soda case - but you won't find Pepsi, Sprite, or Mountain Dew. The small store stocks different sodas from around the world.... Read full article

 

 

 

Pittsburgh Magazine, July 2012

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BEST OF THE 'BURGH 2012
Pittsburgh Mag's Editors pick the best of the best in the 'Burgh. Food & Drink - Best '70s Flashbacks: Wacky Packages - The collecting phenomenon of the 70s takes Boomers back to the days of flower power and lava lamps. Produced by the Topps Co., Wacky Packages, a series of trading cards and ... Read full article

 

 

Living, Washington County, May, 2011

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BEYOND THE BORDER: VILLAGE CANDY IN SEWICKLEY CONJURES THOUGHTS OF CHILDHOOD INNOCENCE AND DAYS GONE BY
SEWICKLEY - Imagine owning a candy store, then manning it eight hours a day, five days a week. ... Read full article

 

 

PittsburghTribune-Review, February 16, 2010

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Sewickley candy shop offers soda-tasting session
Whiskey drinkers, wine enthusiasts and coffee afficionados all have tasting events to sample, critique and discover obscure and new varieties. ... Read full article

 

 

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, December 20, 2009

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Holidays food tops to-do lists for annual trips to the 'burgh
As the holidays approach, refugees from Pittsburgh's far-flung diaspora are busy planning their annual in-gathering. Everyone, it seems, comes with a mental list of pilgrimages without which no visit is complete. ... Read full article

Pittsburgh Magazine, September 2009

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Best (and Worst) of Pittsburgh
Best Retro Treats: Village Candy is a vintage-style shop offering nostalgic sweets. (Candy blocks shaped like Legos, anyone? Wax lips? Or how about some Lemonheads or candy lipsticks?) Of course the shop... Read full article

 

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, July 23, 2009

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ROOT BEER TASTING SET AT VILLAGE CANDY STORE IN SEWICKLEY
When Doug Alpern opened Village Candy in 2006, his store, a former Sewickley flower shop, already had a cooler case. "So, as an afterthought, I decided to sell soda," he said. But not just any sodas... Read full article

 

Whirl Magazine, January 2009

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The Candyman, Doug Alpern, at Village Candy mixes up a luxe supply of rock candy for weddings... Read full article

 

Whirl Magazine, November 2008

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FOOD NETWORKING
Western Pennsylvania's restaurant scene is thriving. With new and exciting eateries opening every year, we have to tip... See article below.

 

 

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Pop City Media, August 23, 2008

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Candyland Cool
On opening day in March at Village Candy in Sewickly, customers lined up for 45 minutes at the cash register at this new, old-fashioned style candy store reminiscent of their past--or the past they wish they had... Read full article

Specialty Food Magazine, August 23, 2008

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Confections Go Organic, By Leslie Koren
"People come in looking for the organics, "reports Doug Alpern, owner of Village Candy, o one-year-old shop outside of Pittsburgh... See below

 

 

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Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, August 14, 2008

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Vast variety of root beers raises question: 'How now, brown cow?, By Marlene Parrish
Program your GPS for 344 Beaver St., Sewickley. The Village Candy store stocks more than 35 brands of bottled root beer. "Soft drinks weren't part of our original plan," says owner Doug Alpern... See below

 

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TRIBUNE-REVIEW, August 22, 2007

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Pop goes the flavor, By Michael Machosky
When it comes to selling sweets in Pittsburgh, it's hard to find a niche that nobody else has scratched. Doug Alpern's Sewickley shop, Village Candy, has most of the bases covered -- from imported dark chocolates to old-timey sweets like Idaho Spuds and Cherry Mash to the kind of wacky novelty candies that make kids bounce around like a mouthful of Pop Rocks... See below

 

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Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, May 17, 2007

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Rarefied root beers have no alcohol but bottle up lots of nostalgia, By Gretchen McKay
It's pretty easy to get Doug Alpern to smile. All you have to do is get him talking about candy. Proprietor of Village Candy in Sewickley, the native upstate New Yorker loves it all -- hard candy, creamy artisan chocolates, animal-shaped gummies, rainbow-colored jelly beans... See below

 
 
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