The iconic Cupid Candies shop 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 sweets will shut after 64 years on 95th Street in Oak Lawn. Among the final for the iconic candy that is old-line from the Southern Side, Cupid Candies, 4709 95th St., will shut its doorways on Sunday.
Cupid Candies had been started in 1936 by the belated Paul Stefanos. Their bro, Leo, would carry on to invent the Dove bar. The very first shop ended up being at 79th Street and Ashland Avenue in 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 manufacturing that is small, based on the organization’s site.
The household proceeded to cultivate Cupid Candies, moving in 1943 to 3143 W. St that is 63rd Chicago.
The organization expanded once more in 1956 with a brand new plant at 7637 S. Western Ave., in which the candy factory nevertheless runs today.
The operated and family-owned Cupid Candies produced quality chocolates, pea nuts, sweets and frozen dessert from its factory on Western Avenue in Gresham. The belated founder’s son, John Stefanos, could 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 groups dipped in milk chocolate вЂ” so called as the title Turtles had been trademarked, and cream and butter fudge made daily.