New owners, new era for McCord Candies in downtown Lafayette
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NEW OWNERS, NEW ERA FOR MCCORD CANDIES, A DOWNTOWN LAFAYETTE STAPLE
Angie and Billie Pattengale had been keeping it quiet earlier this year when they started getting behind-the-scenes looks at McCord Candies in downtown Lafayette.
Angie said they’d been regulars at the McCord soda fountain, walking two doors from work at National Federation of Professional Trainers to the corner of Sixth and Main streets to get her raspberry tea, before owner Denise Bootsma approached Billie in 2021 with the idea of buying and running the business.
The Pattengales were intrigued, but cautious about the prospect taking on one of the iconic, lasting spots in downtown Lafayette.