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A family-owned candy company received the Treasure of Sioux City Award

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Palmer's Olde Tyme Candy Shoppe is located in a historic building that underwent major remodeling before it opened. Palmer's Olde Tyme Candy Shoppe is located in a historic building that underwent major remodeling before it opened.

Known for Twin Bings, Palmer's Olde Tyme Candy Shoppe has been a piece of Sioux City's past for 135 years.  It's now being honored for keeping the city's history alive.

The family-owned candy company received the Treasure of Sioux City Award from the city's historic preservation commission.

The award honors the company for its work in preserving the historic building on Wesley Parkway in downtown Sioux City.

Palmer Candy turned the old building into a retail store seven years ago.

"It's an honor to be recognized. We've had a lot of fun cleaning up this corner and making a viable business out of it. When we purchased the building it was just a warehouse and our plan was just to use it as a warehouse and someday it'd be worth money because it was a good corner and somebody would want the building for retail we had no idea it was going to be us, but here we are," Jon Sadler, with Palmers Candy Company said.

Palmer's is the oldest family-owned candy company in the country that's still owned by the original family.

The candy company will be announcing events coming up to celebrate its 135 year history this summer.

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