Susan Paradis

Owner, Parker's Candy Store

I like it because I'm seeing generations come back and it's just nice, it’s rewarding, it’s a happy store.

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Susan Paradis was born in Worcester in 1972. Susan’s family owned a candy store when she was a child but they eventually sold the store. Susan reopened it on her own when she was older, bringing Parker’s Candy Store, a staple to West Boylston, back to the town. In this interview, Susan discusses what her life was like when she was a child living with her dad. She then moved to live with her mother and stepdad in the town of West Boylston where she lived for most of her life. She discusses how her grandparents and parents ran the candy store and how she reopened it because it was something she was passionate about. Susan provides information about how she runs the store now, including the suppliers she uses.

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March 27, 2019
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