Clark Bar Could Be Coming Back To Western PA

The Pittsburgh original moved out of town in 1999

Joe DeStio
August 14, 2018 - 10:37 am
Clark Bar

Andrew Limberg

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PITTSBURGH (Newsradio 1020 KDKA) – There could be a homecoming of sorts for Pittsburgh’s iconic Clark Bar.

KDKA Radio has learned the buyer for the recipe, rights, logo, and possibly some equipment is in Western Pennsylvania and wants to make the bar here. The Post-Gazette first reported a pending sale.

“It is with a lot of excitement that this particular buyer looks forward to bringing the product back to Pennsylvania where it belongs,” according to Jim Greenberg, president of Union Confectionary Machinery in Harrison, NY.

The company was hired to liquidate assets of New England Confectionary Company which made Necco Wafers and owned the Clark Bar.

Greenberg isn’t naming the buyer or the purchase price but confirms it’s in Western Pennsylvania. “It probably is best held by a smaller company that is willing to produce the product and distribute it regionally which would give them the best opportunity to stay under the radar of the larger companies and generate the best profit margin,” according to Greenberg.

The maker of Necco bought the Clark Bar in 1999 at a bankruptcy auction in Pittsburgh. Necco filed for bankruptcy in April. Greenberg expects a closing on the Clark Bar sale this week or next.

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