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Oklahoma City candy store finds a new home


OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Bob Benham never finished his cup of Sumatran coffee on March 29, but his business' future is a little sweeter because of it.

The owner of Balliets had read of the impending closing of another iconic Oklahoma City business, 42nd Street Candy Co., in a copy of the newspaper he had on his desk. It was sad news for the man who owns a clothing retail business that opened in 1936, and despite his years of experience in local retail, Benham had never met 42nd Street Candy Co. owner Teresa Wall.

Wall owned the candy store at NW 42 and Western for the last 18 years of the 3...

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