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Candy Factory

San Diego, CA

The construction of Petco Park in 1999 required the relocation of the historic Showley Brothers Candy Factory. In a monumental undertaking, the thee-million-pound unreinforced masonry building was moved three blocks east of its original site. Seismically upgraded, and restored to its 1924 glory, the old factory was repurposed as offices above retail/restaurant spaces overlooking the new ballpark. Even the original company logo—a bear (the symbol of the state) sucking a candy stick, festooning decorative medallions high on the parapets—were remade and reattached. 

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