In 1830, a man named William Startup began a candy company in Manchester England. William "made confections in the basement of his store in Manchester, England. His son, William Daw Startup was born September 8, 1846 and, as a young boy, he learned the process from his father. William developed a delicious hard candy as a medicine and named it American Cough Candy because he wanted to come to America. His American dream never materialized. He died in March, 1862.
William Daw met and married Hagar Hick (what a name) and both converted to Mormonism and immigrated to Utah in 1968. William Daw brought his father's candy making supplies in addition to buying candy molds while stopping in Philadelphia. They settled in the Salt Lake Valley and started their candy company, which included selling candy to individuals at Temple Square around general conference.
The Consignment Store is located about 150 W 600 S and if you are into indy or trendy looking things, I would totally recommend it. It is a really cool place. I would also just recommend going to walk around this area. I really like it and the whole block is kind of a walk in the past.
I am really excited about this area because of the potential that it has. In the past, I think that this area has been a really shady area and avoided by lots of people. However, there are plans to build a the future Provo bus terminal and frontrunner station across the railroad tracks. The station will essentially be bound by the railroad tracks, University Ave, Freedom, and 900 S. You can kind of see a map of it at this site. Also there are plans to add some kind of crazy/cool art work (here is a picture). I love this area, and I think that it has a lot of potential. I hope that the train and bus station brings in a lot of new business and revives it so that Provo can have one more historically important area.