Lincoln Square’s Merz Apothecary Buys KOBO Candle Company, Will Move Production From New York To Chicago
by Alex V. Hernandez / Block Club Chicago / May 17, 2022
Merz acquired KOBO Candles and plans to move its manufacturing operations from Saratoga Springs, New York to a warehouse in Avondale, about 2 miles from its Lincoln Square shop.
LINCOLN SQUARE — Merz Apothecary will start making hand-poured soy candles and other luxury products as it expands its business with a new production facility in Avondale in August.
It’s part of a long held dream Merz’s owners have to not just sell products but to produce them as well.
Merz acquired KOBO Candles this year and plans to move its manufacturing operations from Saratoga Springs, New York to a warehouse about 2 miles south of Merz’s flagship Lincoln Square location, said Merz co-owner Abdul Qaiyum.
“KOBO Candles are quite simply some of the best we have sold at the store,” Anthony Qaiyum said. Read more HERE