Schimpff’s Confectionery Expansion Open House

On October 28, 2017, Schimpff’s Confectionery, 347 Spring Street, Jeffersonville, Indiana, will host an Open House from 10am to 5pm, with opening remarks at 10am. Warren and Jill Schimpff and Schimpff’s Confectionery invite the public to help celebrate Schimpff’s completed expansion into the space next door at 345 Spring Street. Once owned by Great Uncle Charles Schimpff, as a stationery business, the newly restored 1800s building will be used for more retail space and added seating for deli and ice cream service.  The newly built space, in the rear, will be used for storage and future manufacturing.On October 28, 2017, Schimpff’s Confectionery, 347 Spring Street, Jeffersonville, Indiana, will host an Open House from 10am to 5pm, with opening remarks at 10am. Warren and Jill Schimpff and Schimpff’s Confectionery invite the public to help celebrate Schimpff’s completed expansion into the space next door at 345 Spring Street. Once owned by Great Uncle Charles Schimpff, as a stationery business, the newly restored 1800s building will be used for more retail space and added seating for deli and ice cream service.  The newly built space, in the rear, will be used for storage and future manufacturing. 

Throughout the day, customers will have the opportunity to view all areas of the completed expansion. Light refreshments will be served. New candy items and several Red Hot Cinnamon products will be introduced. The lower floor of the historic building, complete with a new tin ceiling and restored terrazzo floor, will present customers with a wide variety of colorful antique advertising. An early 1900s safe was found in the building and has been repurposed as a cash register station. Customer seating includes a variety of antique tables, some with marble tops, and all with unique swing-out seats. 

The centerpiece of the new advertising items is a very unique mahogany shelf unit that for years was in the corporate office of the Peerless Candy Company in Chicago. It contained sample jars of hard candy that the company produced. There are 64 jars of candy. The candy was sealed in the jars in the 1950s, a true treasure on loan to Schimpff’s from Kitty Picken, the last owner of Peerless. The company closed in 2007 after 93 years in business. 

Schimpff’s Confectionery is one of the oldest family-owned candy businesses, in its original location, in the United States! Schimpff’s was opened on April 11, 1891, by Gustav Schimpff Sr. Warren & Jill purchased the business in 1990, to keep ownership in the family. In 2000, they purchased the building next door to the north and added a demonstration area and an extensive candy museum. The newest expansion, at 345 Spring Street, promises to take Schimpff’s into the future!

-Source Jeff Main Street