Thursday, July 24, 2014
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Sweet deal for Franklin Fountain

The brothers Berley have bought the nearby Shane Candies.

Sweet deal for Franklin Fountain

Shane Candies, which has been housed in a circa-1857 building at 110 Market St. in Old City since 1911, has been sold.

Buyers are brothers Eric and Ryan Berley, who own the retro classic ice cream shop Franklin Franklin a few doors away at 116 Market.

The Berleys will move their ice-cream-making from rented space atop Honey's Sit N Eat in Northern Liberties into an upper floor of Shane's. They plan to renovate the store and keep the Shane's name.

Shane is closed until October.

Shane's owner Barry Shane is donating inventory to Philabundance.

Updated: Here's Rick Nichols on the sale.


Michael Klein
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