Meet Shags!

If you have ever been to Downtown Youngstown and have visited Touch the Moon Candy Saloon, then you have met either Polly or Jim (Shags if you’re a regular). Polly and Shags have been long time employees of the candy store. Shags started working back in 2006 for the company. He was taking photos for ISLE and the Purple Cat.

One visit to Touch the Moon Candy Saloon and you’ll be hooked! The smell of the freshly popped popcorn will get you every time. While you’re perusing the walls of candy Shags will enlighten you on the history of Youngstown or his faith in God, probably quoting you verses from the bible or just bestowing blessings upon you!

Mr. Shags can school you on all the candies we offer. A few of his favorites are Reese’s Nutrageous, the Bun and Almond Joy. Some of his passions are photography, drawing and family. One of his favorite quotes: “God sleeps in a stone, dreams in a flower, moves in an animal, and wakes in us.”


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