With TV crew coming, Roca home gets paint

In case you were wondering about the equipment out front and the workers chipping all the old paint away - Tacoma's largest candymaker is getting a facelift of sorts.

To the tune of 600 gallons of white paint.

Last painted in 1990 and with parts first built in 1919, Brown & Haley’s historic Dome District edifice was looking a bit careworn. Company officials decided to spruce up, especially since the Food Network is on its way to do a feature on hometown candy factories in the region.

Two other featured players are Fran’s Chocolates and Theo Chocolate, both from up north. The job at the Home of Roca should take eight weeks, and looks to be more than half-completed. The manufacturing and retail facilities at the plant remain open.