Sweet Anniversary For Schimpff's

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In honor of the 125th anniversary of the business, the Schimpffs will unveil a sign (pictured right) reminiscent of a sign that adorned the shop into the 1970s. In honor of the 125th anniversary of the business, the Schimpffs will unveil a sign (pictured right) reminiscent of a sign that adorned the shop into the 1970s.

A must-visit destination for Hoosiers with a sweet tooth is celebrating a major milestone. Jeffersonville-based Schimpff's Confectionery Inc. will mark its 125th anniversary Monday, continuing to stake its claim as one of the oldest family-owned, continually operating candy businesses in the country. Schimpff's is in the process of doubling space and manufacturing capacity, having completed the purchase of a neighboring building.

During a special edition of the show last year focusing on southeast Indiana, the Schimpffs discussed growth that coincides with a number of big developments in the Clark County city. The couple believes the revamped will be a boon for the downtown business. Jill says the walking and biking trails connecting Jeffersonville to Louisville over the Ohio River will continue to draw more "exotics from the other side."

Jill and Warren Schimpff bought the candy company in 1990, keeping it in the family. On Monday, Schimpff's will host special anniversary events, including the unveiling of an historic 1950s-style Coca-Cola sign similar to one that was on the front of the business into the 1970s. The Schimpffs say the expansion is a "work in progress," but will increase retail and manufacturing space, as well as add seating for deli and ice cream service.

During the interview last year, Warren said the company's secret to longevity is a determination to keep the business going. The new expansion, they say, "promises to take Schimpff's into the future."

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