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Hershey's closing Michigan Avenue store

Hershey's closing Michigan Avenue store

There will be one less spot to sate a chocolate craving on the Magnificent Mile next year: Hershey's is closing its Chicago flagship.

Hershey's Chocolate World Chicago, just off North Michigan Avenue behind the old Chicago Water Tower, will close in January, Hershey's spokeswoman Anna Lingeris said Monday.

The exact date has not been set.

When the interactive candy store, where visitors can make a candy mix as a Hershey's "factory worker" or have a photo printed on a candy bar wrapper, opened in Chicago in 2005, it was Hershey's second outpost outside its headquarters in Hershey, Pa..

Hershey's is focusing on bigger stores "that allow for more...