ANDERSON – On Saturday, Uranus Fudge Factory and General Store took over the ownership of the former Good’s Candy Shop in Anderson.
In September, Good’s owner Randy Good sold the store to the Missouri-based company after announcing in May that he was selling the business.
Three days before breaking the news, Good posted a Facebook help-seeking ad. In the post, he described the type of people he didn’t want to apply for the job – “splitters” and “pukers”. Good said these qualities are typical of girls who “learn it from their mothers”.
Good said his decision to sell was not based on the Facebook controversy.
In December, he filed a libel suit against two local men, alleging that the comments they posted on Facebook about him and his business were false and amounted to libel and slander. The lawsuit is pending before Division 4 of the Madison Circuit Court.
While Good’s last day of activity was December 28, Good hosted a virtual giveaway on Facebook on Friday.
In the post, Good said he has saved two two-pound candy boxes for today.
To win the first box, people only had to comment on the post saying why they should win.
The second box he saved was auctioned at Good’s Candy Shop at 5 p.m.
On December 27, Louie Keen, mayor of Uranus Fudge Factory and General Store, posted a YouTube video explaining the change in ownership.
“We will open as soon as possible because I know everyone wants their fudge back,” he said in the video.
The store will have an early opening on February 1, according to Keen.
“We know everyone has relied on Good’s for years for all of Valentine’s Day (candy),” Keen said.
For now, the inauguration is scheduled for April 1, but is subject to change.
Keen will keep “all the good things” from Good’s, including ice cream, root beer and chocolates. However, they will incorporate new aspects, like Uranus’ fudge.
He said there would be a lot of “fun and exciting things” added to the business over the next two years.
One added element is a miniature golf course, although that is not expected until July at the earliest.
“We have a playing field ahead. I know Zoltar will be there, ”he said in the video. “There are a ton of things, but things just take time. “
The company also plans to have mobile escape rooms at the Indiana site.
Additionally, over the next two years, Keen hopes to add Uranus liquors to the Indiana store. All of the liquors sold in their Missouri store are made locally in Missouri. He mentioned that they would try to do the same at the Indiana site by sourcing locally.
Keen has offered jobs to all current Good’s employees and is now looking for new employees. They are currently looking for retail staff, people to work in the warehouse, an accountant, a marketer, graphic designers and even videographers.
“We’re looking for people to come and work full-time for us or if you’re in college (and) want to work part-time,” Keen said in the video.
Interested parties should send their resumes to [email protected]
“We promise that we will give you a lot of reasons to choose Uranus in the near future,” Keen said, closing his video.
Keen especially thanks the First Merchants Bank of Anderson, Madison County Chamber of Commerce and Anderson Economic Development for making the process run smoothly.
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