Candy Shops (page 1)

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Preston's Candy & Ice Cream
Burlingame, CA
Preston's Candy & Ice Cream opened in 1946. For more, see this website. [map]

Dewar's Candy Shop
Bakersfield, CA
Dewar's Candy Shop opened in 1909 at a different location. The store moved a couple of times after that before opening at its current location in 1930. There are also a couple of modern locations in town. [map]

See's Candies
Stockton, CA
2008: 2014:

See's Candies
San Francisco, CA
See's Candies
Corona del Mar, CA

See's Candies
Santa Clara, CA

See's Candies
Los Angeles, CA
See's Candies
South San Francisco, CA

See's Candies
Tucson, AZ
See's Candies opened its first shop in Los Angeles in 1921. The company had 12 shops by the mid-1920s and expanded to San Francisco in 1936. There are now more than 200 shops worldwide with most of them located in California. Even the modern locations have similar, white-paneled buildings.

The Stockton location closed around 2009. Since at least 2011, the building housed Time Honored, a jewelry store. The store closed in 2020. It now houses Ululani’s Hawaiian Shave Ice. [map]

The San Francisco location appears to be from the 1940s or 1950s. [map]

The Corona del Mar location opened in 1956. [map]

The Santa Clara location was probably built in the 1950s. [map]

This Los Angeles building houses a store and one of the company's two factories. [map]

The South San Francisco location houses the other See's Candies factory. It is also the company's headquarters. I believe it was built in the 1950s. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

The Tucson location appears to be from the 1950s. I don't know of any other vintage See's locations outside of California. [map]

For more, see these websites: 1, 2, 3, and 4.

More California:
Marini's Candies (Santa Cruz)

Taffy Shop (Estes Park)

Candy Company
Wilmington, DE
The Reynolds Candy Company must have been a great shop. The building is now occupied by Cavanaugh's Restaurant. [map]

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