Mootz Candies had been in business in the Pennsylvania coal country town of Pottsville for 91 years when they shut their doors in July of 2010. They claim (as do other nearby businesses) that construction work on the nearby Union Station caused damage to their building, forcing them to close.
On January 11 of this year, the family that owns Mootz filed a $2.75 million lawsuit against three contractors who worked on the Union Station project. The lawyer representing the family indicates that they may reopen Mootz Candies if the suit is successful. Wouldn't it be wonderful to see the return of Mootz coal candy and peanut rolls?