LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - Kathy's Kandies in downtown Lafayette just celebrated its 20th year in business.
"It's doesn't seem like 20 years, “said Kathy Logsdon.
However, this is the last anniversary the business will be celebrating.
"I think it's time I really do," added Kathy.
Saturday, September 5th will be Kathy's last day in business. She says with everything going on in the world these days retiring early was the best option.
"It definitely wasn't because of COVID, but that helped to make a decision, added Kathy.
Kathy was forced to close her doors in March due to the stay at home order. She knew it would take her business some time to bounce back.
"Knowing that to recoup from everybody shutting down was going to be three to five years was troubling,” added Kathy. “Especially since I had only planned to be here for another year anyway."
Kathy’s customers say they will miss her.
"I'll miss the popcorn and having a spot to bring little kids in and let them look around and pick out what they want,” said Joseph Wenig one of Kathy’s customers and downtown business owner. “It's just going to be sad to see such a sweet lady go away."
While Kathy will miss her downtown family, she says chocolate and candy will always be a passion of hers.
"You know you just support each other," said Kathy. "If I don't have it I send them to McCord's if they don't have it they send them to me."
"I will be taking some of the chocolate home with me that’s for sure,” added Kathy.
No word on what might assume the place where Kathy’s business sits at this time. However, Kathy says she is looking forward to resting during her retirement.