Sugar and #candy were in Hugh Darling's blood. His grandmother, Emma Jean, owned and operated the first candy store in #seward in 1908. Hugh believed that one day he would continue with the family business.
In 1997, Hugh and his wife Iris opened #sweetdarlings and quickly became one of Seward's most popular tourist spots, offering visitors and fresh-made sweet and #gelato residents with recipes from around the world.
When Hugh and Iris reached their senior year, they hoped to sell Sweet Darlings to someone who loves sweets as much as they do. Eight months after speaking for the first time with INDIE ALASKA, Iris discovered AJ Seese, a former Sweet Darlings employee, now a young professional who lives in Michigan with his wife Pam, who was looking to make a change in their lives.
Video and history of Daniel Hernández
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