Joy Lyn's Candies to return to Paradise soon

A well-loved Paradise candy shop destroyed in the Camp Fire is soon coming back to the ridge.

Posted: Nov 20, 2019 10:28 PM

PARADISE, Calif. -- A well-loved Paradise candy shop destroyed in the Camp Fire is soon coming back to the ridge.

"We're so close, it's just, hold on, we're almost there," said Glenn Hartley, CEO of Joy Lyn's Candies. "It's pretty neat, every time you run into someone it's like, woah! I see your big, beautiful building, when are you going to be making candy again?"

Three weeks before the Camp Fire, Hartley took ownership of the shop from his parents.

"This is the first time in the 50 year history it had passed from father and mother to son and daughter in law," Hartley said. 

The Hartley family lost the business in the Camp Fire. Many sweet, beloved treats once made on the ridge had to be put on pause.

"It was bad, it was really heartbreaking. It took quite a while to sink in, like so many Paradise residents who lost their homes or businesses," said Pam Hartley, former co-owner of Joy Lyn's Candies.

New floors are being installed to match the bright blue and pink colors on the walls. Joy Lyn's Candies will now have their storefront in the same space as their kitchen, allowing for a more immersive experience for their customers in the candy-making process.

Joy Lyn's is hoping to get a few batches of its popular Sierra Nevada Peanut Brittle out as soon as they open.

"Somebody could at least get a little taste of Joy Lyn's, that would be awesome," Hartley said.

Hartley says he's hoping the return of a Paradise classic will be a positive sign to others thinking about returning as well.

"It's something that gets us down once in a while. You wonder if this will ever be a town again, but I think with things coming back like they are, we'll survive," Hartley said. 

Joy Lyn's hopes to open sometime in December. 

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