The sale of Wolfgang Candy Co. to an Alabama-based buyer is closer to being decided.
A hearing is set for 9:30 a.m. Tuesday in Harrisburg before Chief Judge Mary D. France, of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania.
On Aug. 14, she approved the sale, pending final paperwork.
The $885,000 sale to Divine Serendipity LLC was expected to close that week, but it was delayed because of technical problems, according to Larry Young, an attorney representing Wolfgang.
Young said he couldn't elaborate on the nature of those problems due to confidentiality.
"We're hopeful Tuesday will conclude the sale," he said. "Until then, we're operating as usual and looking forward to continuing the business in the hands of a new owner."
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.
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 Friday.
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