Ice Cream and Candy Shoppes
Date: February 25, 2013 11:51AM
Some of my fondest memories as a kid, were going to the movies and stopping afterwards for a malted milk, or hot fudge sundae. Next to the Marquette Theatre
Was CUPID Candies. A row of shiney chrome swivel chairs with red leather seats and quaint tables, 3-4 Soda jerks with white paper hats, white shirts and red ties mixed some of the best frozen delights including my favorite HOT Fudge Banana split with Vanilla,chocolate, and strawberry Ice cream,loaded with whipped cream, from stainless steel dispensers, laced with salted pecan halves, 2 sugar waffers, and a glass pitcher, on the side of Hot Fudge.
In 1986 I worked for Bagcraft Corp. on 42nd and Pulaski.One of our inside sales reps for our Ice cream novelty packaging Division stopped into another of my Favorites, Dove Ice Cream and candies on 60th and Pulaski, and bought one of their hand dipped Ice cream bars. They were made by pouring fresh made Ice Cream into sets of plastic molds, sticks were inserted, they were then frozen, removed
and dipped into the best chocolate you ever tasted, placed into white unprinted, glassine bags, and wer yours for 50 cents. Our Rep decided to take another one of our customers to Dove to try these delicious Bars. He introduced M & M Mars to Dove's Owners, Mr. & Mrs. Stefanos. That was the last time I had a great bar,twice as big as they are now and 3X the thickness of chocolate!
Two other ice cream and candy stores I remember were at 59th and Kedzie by the Colony theatre and one @ 51st. Street and Damen I don't remember the name of the one on Kedzie but I think the one on Damen was GUS's. Someon help with that one