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If you don’t succeed, try, try again….

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009 by Jon
The sign from Milton Hershey's first store...

The sign from Milton Hershey's first store...

Did you know that Milton Hershey, the Founder of the Hershey Chocolate Empire, attempted to open his first store when he was only Eighteen (18) Years Old!
The first store attempt was in Philadelphia ,located on Spring Street , and it took 133 years for this historic acheivement to be recognized!
Even though Mr. Hershey’s first attempt at retail wasn’t a success, he didn’t lose hope and thanks to his efforts, the world is a FAR sweeter place.
The great irony of the story is that the former location is now a GUN STORE!