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.