The iconic Cupid Candies shop in Oak Lawn, a landmark on Chicago’s South 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 sweets will close after 64 years on 95th Street in Oak Lawn. Among the final associated with iconic candy that is old-line from the South Side, Cupid Candies, 4709 95th St., will shut its doors on Sunday.
Cupid Candies had been launched in 1936 because of the Paul that is late Stefanos. Their bro, Leo, would carry on to invent the Dove bar. The very first store had been 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, based on the business’s site.
The family proceeded to cultivate Cupid Candies, transferring 1943 to 3143 W. 63rd St. in Chicago.
The business expanded once again in 1956 by having a plant that is new 7637 S. Western Ave., where in fact the candy factory nevertheless runs today.
The family-owned and operated Cupid Candies produced quality brazilcupid chocolates, nuts, sweets and frozen dessert from its factory on Western Avenue in Gresham. The founder that is late son, John Stefanos, may be the business president.
Visiting the Oak Lawn shop on Thursday afternoon, the racks remained well stocked with the hand-dipped, classic candy lines, such as for instance Turks вЂ” sharp pecans and soft caramel clusters dipped in milk chocolate вЂ” so called as the title Turtles had been trademarked, and cream and butter fudge made daily. It had been barely the “everything must go” liquidation scavenging we have grown used to.
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