The sale of Wolfgang Candy Co. to an Alabama-based company has been delayed.
Divine Serendipity LLC was expected to take control of the North York confectionery manufacturer in August, but those working on the deal said it will likely close in September.
The parties are expected to submit court documents next week, according to Larry Young, an attorney representing Wolfgang.
On Aug. 14, a bankruptcy judge in Harrisburg approved the sale, pending final paperwork. The $885,000 sale was expected to close that week.
Technical problems have stalled the sale, Young said.
Young said he couldn't elaborate on the nature of those problems due to confidentiality.
During the delay, all parties are being cordial, he said.
"It's not acrimonious. We all want this to happen," Young said.
In March, Wolfgang filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection after M&T Bank didn't approve a partnership agreement that would have restructured the candy maker's debt.
CEO Ben McGlaughlin tried for four months to find a buyer, according to Young. But there was no interest until Divine Serendipity made an offer in July, he said.
Though the sale hasn't closed, the Alabama firm has begun funding payroll and inventory, Young said.
"Divine Serendipity already has skin in the game," he said.
William "Wayne" Sellers, CEO of Divine Serendipity, said in July that he intends to keep the business in York, retain employees and add to the headcount.
He was not immediately available for comment this week.
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