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Hebert Candy Mansion Sold at Auction

Wow, this one kind of surprised me. The Hebert Candy Mansion was sold at auction yesterday after the the bank had to foreclose on the mortgage. I had noticed other Hebert locations closing/changing but that was just such an icon. If you go to their website it still says there are activities going on this weekend and next (they do a big business for Easter), but if someone foreclosed, doesn’t that mean they are out of there? The Hebert’s Confections people apparently just rent the space now from the property owners (who sold them the candy company but kept the property.)

The Hebert’s Confections people bid on the property but apparently didn’t win it, because I heard an abutter bought the property. I don’t know much more about it, other than that the whole thing was valued in the >$3 million range.

Still, very sad that another institution is now gone, unless the new guy’s intention is to continue letting them rent the space. That would be very cool of him.


9 thoughts on “Hebert Candy Mansion Sold at Auction

  1. Yeah, I was wondering why the one in Bolton changed to “Colonial Candies.” I stopped there yesterday to stock up for Easter, but they close at 6. Weird.

  2. Christine, that’s the one I noticed. Have you been in there to see what “brand” of candy they sell? It sounds like the new owners of the candy company didn’t keep any of the real estate.

    Jerry, I don’t go down 12 that far very often, but I think it was still Heberts the last time I went by. If anything, that has to be the cheapest of their properties. The others were pretty high profile. I’ll have to ask Mr. Dump about the one in Sturbridge off 84 next time he’s going to Connecticut.

  3. I’m not crazy about Hebert Candies, to be honest. I got a box of their chocolates as a gift, and I wasn’t super impressed. Still, I agree it’s a landmark. I did notice the Bolton Colonial Candies had a note on the door that it was run by the Hebert family.

  4. Product wasn’t really anything special either, but I just like to see more family run businesses. The mall-ing and condo-izing of america really bothers me. We are loosing any sense of neighborhood.

  5. Drove by Sterling candy store and the sign out front was “Mrs. D’s Candies”.

    I am going through appliance h$ll last few weeks, $250 in furnace repairs, $700 new hot water heater, now washer started burning up last nite (15yrs old).
    Check on line for some “reasonably” priced models, web site says stores have them in stock and most of them are not in sock. Then went all the way to Lowe’s in Worcester. Then it’s gone by the time you get there. Guess these guys have it down like new car people, there is only 1 in stock of the lower priced models to get you into the store. ARGH…

  6. Ah, I knew someone would eventually drive by. Geez, Jerry, don’t you dare touch any of my appliances!

    Sears seemed to be having a huge sale on washing machines when we passed through today, but not having priced them, I can’t say how they fit into things price-wise.

  7. I have a funny story about the Hebert Candy Mansion. When I was in high school I had a crush on a guy whose last name was Hebert. I lost track of him after graduation for about five years, until I landed a job in the same company where he worked.

    One day I found a box of candy from the Hebert Candy Mansion on my desk and I thought it was a gift from him.
    I went to his office to thank him, happily thinking he was interested in me again. I was so embarrased when he told me the candy was not from him. I asked him if his relatives owned the company and he said yes.

    A few days later I found out another guy in the office bought the candy for me while he was on vacation. It’s ironic thatI found this web-site with the info regarding the auction of the candy mansion a few weeks ago.

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