The Founder of Economy Candy Died Yesterday at the Age of 97

Posted on: February 7th, 2015 at 7:53 am by
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Some sour news for the sweet tooth set.

Morris “Moishe” Cohen, who founded the historic Economy Candy nearly eighty years ago, passed yesterday morning. He was 97-years-old. Cause of death is unknown at the moment.

“It is with great sadness and fond memories that we share with the Economy Candy family that we lost Morris “Moishe” Cohen, the Original Candy Man at the age of 97,” store ownership wrote on its Facebook page.

The third-generation candy business began in 1937, and consistently sold “bulk bins full of colorful hard candies enticed youngsters with their panorama of choices.” Seemingly nothing has changed in the ensuing decades. Hordes still line up to grab fistfuls of junk food, including the hard-to-find kind. Cohen’s grandson Mitchell currently runs operations.

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To commemorate the elder Cohen’s life, Economy Candy will close for business tomorrow, typically one of its busiest days.

[h/t DNAinfo]

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