A sweet staple in Baltimore City has found a new home in White Marsh.
The Baltimore County Council approved a measure Monday to relocate Mary Sue candies into a 100,444 square foot facility at 1412 Tangier Drive.
The candy company, best known for its boxes of chocolates and candy Easter eggs, is owned Ruxton Chocolates and operates out of two facilities in Baltimore.
Mary Sue candy has been in existence since 1948, according to company president William Buppert. Its factory at 707 S. Caton Avenue has been a longstanding staple in the city. A warehouse at 2600 Georgetown Road is also included in the upcoming move.
Buppert said he isn’t allowed to comment until the deal closes, “which is still a couple weeks away,” he said.
A company known as 1412 Tangier, LLC will finance the new construction, housed on more than 10 acres of land, according to online an County Council report.
The two Baltimore operations, and one in Pennsylvania, are included in the relocation. Construction will begin in October and will wrap up by June 2017, the report said.
Twenty-two new jobs are expected to be added within three years, boosting staff from 45 to 67 employees. The report says the projected annual payroll will total $2 million.