The Cupid that is iconic Candies in Oak Lawn, a landmark on Chicago’s Southern Side, will shut after 64 wonderful years on Sunday, Sept. 27.
By Lorraine Swanson , Patch Staff
OAK LAWN, IL вЂ” Say it ain’t therefore! Cupid Candies will shut after 64 years on 95th Street in Oak Lawn. One of many final associated with iconic candy that is old-line in the Southern Side, Cupid Candies, 4709 95th St., will shut its doorways on Sunday.
Cupid Candies had been started in 1936 because of the belated Paul Stefanos. Their cousin, Leo, would continue to invent the Dove bar. The store that is first at 79th Street and Ashland Avenue regarding the Southern Side, where just fudge, toffee and popcorn had been offered. By 1940, Paul along with his spouse, Pauline, started another shop at 3207 W. 63rd St., along side a tiny manufacturing facility, in line with the organization’s internet site.
The household proceeded to cultivate Cupid Candies, transferring 1943 to 3143 W. 63rd St. in Chicago.
The organization expanded once more in 1956 having a new plant at 7637 S. Western Ave., where in actuality the candy factory nevertheless operates today.
The family-owned and operated Cupid Candies produced quality chocolates, pea nuts, sweets and ice cream from the factory on Western Avenue in Gresham. The founder that is late son, John Stefanos, could be the company president.
Visiting the Oak Lawn store on Thursday afternoon, the racks remained well stocked with the hand-dipped, vintage candy lines, such as for example Turks вЂ” sharp pecans and soft caramel groups dipped in milk chocolate вЂ” so called since the title Turtles had been trademarked, and cream and butter fudge made daily. It absolutely was scarcely the “everything must go” liquidation scavenging we have grown familiar with.
Each with its own distinctive swirl on the top under glass were rows of chocolate creams of all varieties, chewy centers, nut clusters and confections. Continue reading “Cupid Candies Closes after 64 Years On 95th Street sunday”