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Historic Downtown Glendale

One of the places you might want to visit while in Arizona is the historic district of Glendale.  It is located in the heart of Glendale and has a variety of things to do.  If you love antique shopping, they have a few shops to choose from as well as other one-of-a-kind shops.  Many of the shops are located in historic homes which were renovated and decorated for each unique store.  There is no shortage of places to eat and drink in this location.  La Piazza al Forno was featured on an episode of Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.  You will also find a library and lodging establishments as well. There is a lovely park with a view of the city’s business building to the quaint shops and restaurants along the street.  This park has hosted many events such as the Chocolate Affaire, Glendale Glitters, Summer Band Concert Series, and Teddy Bear Day just to name a few. This website gives you a list of all you will find in Glendale’s historic district:

Cerreta Candy Company

From the moment you walk in the door, you are hit with the wonderful smell of mint and chocolate.  Cerreta Candy Co. is known for their mouth-watering French Mint, but they manufacture many other types of sweet treats.  Located near the downtown historic district of Glendale, AZ, this candy factory has been around for over 40 years.  The company was started by Jim Cerreta Sr. who learned how to make candy from his father-in-law while living in Canton, Ohio.  The establishment has been maintained by the Cerreta family where three of his sons currently have a hand in every facet of the candy enterprise.  Even Jim’s grandchildren are doing their part and helping out in the family business. Not only do you get to shop the many varieties of sweets they manufacture, but they offer tours so you can see how the candy is made.  You are escorted throughout the back area of the place which takes about 30 minutes and is presented Monday through Friday from 10am to 1pm.  Both my children w