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Renovation of old Hershey Chocolate factory continues

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HERSHEY, Pa. (WHTM) -

A $70 million renovation of the old Hershey Chocolate factory will be home to 1,400 employees once it is completed.

Nearly 450,000 square feet of space on three floors will feature a combination of modern office amenities and state-of-the-art conference rooms.

Equipment and other memorabilia from the old factory were placed throughout the complex to serve as a reminder of the tradition of the building.

Company officials say 1.5 million square feet of the old facility has been demolished to make way for future development.

Hershey is in negotiations with retailers and restaurants to create new attractions for downtown tourists on the east end of town.

The Hershey Company says 90 percent of the demolition has been completed and most of the scrap has been recycled.

 

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