Re: Ice Cream and Candy Shoppes
Date: March 24, 2015 12:29PM
I have fond memories of So White, which was on the SE corner of Newcastle and Irving Park Road. I remember it was run by three elderly siblings, two brothers and a sister, and they were wonderfully sweet people. As they aged, and died off one by one, the stand gradually became somewhat run down until the last of them could no longer operate the stand on their own. Mayer's Auto Body eventually bought the land and tore down the stand for additional parking. Also, there was a little candy shop on Addison Street, just east of Oak Park Avenue on what is now a vacant lot. They sold a little bit of everything, and Mrs. Hanko, who ran it, was also a very sweet lady. Later on, someone else bought it and turned it into more of a restaurant, and the old frame building, which was quite old, burned down. I also remember walking with my aunt over to the Tasty Freeze that used to be on Armitage Avenue, somewhere around Keeler. I was a really small kid then, and don't remember exactly where it was.