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Candy maker Mars to open popup M&M's store in Cleveland

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Candy maker Mars Inc. is launching an M&M's World popup store near the company's plant in Cleveland, Tennessee.

With a grand opening Friday, October 16, and running through Nov. 1, the store will sell M&M's merchandise with a "Made in Cleveland" logo.

Proceeds will benefit MainStreet Cleveland, a community organization aimed at revitalizing and promoting the city's historic downtown area.

The store will feature similar items available at M&M's World stores in New York, Las Vegas, Orlando, London and Shanghai.

Mars in 2013 completed a $67 million expansion of the 650,000-square-foot Cleveland plant. The Chattanooga Times Free Press reported at the time that the plant could make up to 330 million M&M's per day and 72 tons of Twix in 12 hours.

The factory first opened in 1979. The store's hours are Monday – Saturday from 11:00am to 6:00pm and Sunday from 1:00pm to 6:00pm.

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