Gardners to open new stores

TYRONE — It’s been a busy summer for Tyrone-based Gardners Candies.

Gardners is in the process of opening three new retail stores in Indiana, Johns­town and DuBois. Indiana and DuBois are open, and Johns­town opens Thursday, said president Sam Phillips.

The Indiana store is in Heather Brae Commons, the DuBois store along DuBois Avenue and the Johnstown store in College Park Plaza.

“We had three stores under construction this summer. It was quite a chore, but we’re up and running for Christmas. It was very stressful, but we pulled it off. We’re very pleased and excited to have these new facilities,” Phillips said.

Each of the new stores is about 2,000 square feet.

“They’re decent-sized stores,” Phillips said. “And they all offer easy access, parking and visibility from the street.”