Cuyahoga Falls -- A local snack company has expanded its product line through the acquisition of another local company.

Sugar-Luv Homemade Candies and Desserts, located at 410 Chestnut Blvd., has merged with Metropolis Popcorn, located at Front Street and Portage Trail. Metropolis owner Brent VanFossen said he purchased Sugar-Luv from its founder Shannon Campbell about a month ago and she has stayed on to manage the Sugar-Luv store during a two-month transition.

In about a month, Campbell will step down as the store's manager and act as a consultant, VanFossen said.

Currently, Metropolis products can be purchased at Sugar-Luv and vice-versa. Metropolis specializes in gourmet popcorn in a wide variety of flavors that run the gamut from caramel and peanuts to puppy chow. Sugar-Luv snacks include pralines, truffles, cupcakes and a local favorite Hollywood Squares.

Metropolis Popcorn is located at 2164 Front St. Hours are Monday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Sunday noon to 6 p.m. The phone number is 330-928-6446; visit www.popohio.com.

Sugar-Luv Homemade Candies and Desserts is located at 410 Chestnut Blvd. Hours are Tuesday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Phone 330-474-9869; visit www.sugar-luv.com.

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