Newark, New Jersey: M&M's is returning to Newark, but only for two days.
Mars Chocolate, the makers of M&M's candies, will open an M&M's Halloween Pop-Up Store in Downtown on Tuesday, October 27th and Wednesday, October 28th from 10:00am to 7:00pm. Free costumes will be distributed to young children who come with a parent or guardian, and free candy will be distributed to all attendees.
The store will be located within the Newark Pop-Up Shops space in the National Newark Building at 744 Broad Street. The space used to be occupied by a Verizon Wireless store before it moved a few doors away.
On October 28th, from 4:00pm to 8:00pm, there will be an M&M's Family Fun Zone event for children at the John F. Kennedy Recreation Center in the Central Ward. There will be a variety of activities and games, and Kelly Rowland will reportedly greet attendees. The center is located at 211 West Kinney Street.
The first M&M's Pop-Up Store opened in Hackettstown, Warren County in 2012, near the company headquarters and factory.
Although M&M's candies are now made in Hackettstown, they were originally produced by the Mars family in Newark. The first company factory was located on Badger Street in the Clinton Hill section of the South Ward. The plant later moved to North 12th Street in the North Ward before moving to a former farm in Hackettstown. The North Ward plant building is now owned by an art storage company, and houses have been built in the past five years at the site of the South Ward plant.
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Above: File photo of the M&M's Pop-Up Store in Hackettstown, Warren County
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