Moore’s Candies closes its Main Street location after 10 years in Bel Air

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Moore’s Candies ended its 10-year run in Bel Air this past week when the Heyl family closed its Main Street location. Moore’s Dana Heyl told me just now that tough economic times convinced them it was time to close their store and focus on the 92-year-old company’s wholesale business. “This past Valentine’s and Easter were the worst I ever had up there,” Heyl said. The Heyl’s moved their Bel Air store from Bond Street to 10 N. Main Street just two years ago. At the time, Heyl told me business seemed to be doing well, enjoying better foot traffic at its new location. “We were doing pretty well there for awhile,” Heyl said. But this year he said, “Business wasn’t where it should be.” The Heyl’s will continue to make their candy at their Pinewood Avenue location in Baltimore’s Hamilton neighborhood and they’ll sell their assorted chocolates, non-pareils and gourmet pretzels at local ShopRite stores and Lombardo’s in Jarrettsville and at Graul’s Markets in Hereford, Ruxton and Mays Chapel. Heyl said Moore’s will return to Bel Air for festivals and special events like the Maryland State BBQ Bash in August and the Chocolate & Candy Festival in March. Their full line of candies can also be ordered from their website at http://www.moorescandiesmaryland.com/.