Anyone know whatever happened to Ideal Candies on Clark street?
Hi there! I am chicago born,lived there for my first 15 years of life and then we moved to CT,partly because gangs had started infiltrating our neighborhood.(I used to live on Estes st.,off clark-right across where the old Adelphi Theater used to be) ANYWAY! A good majority of my mother's family still lives in chicago and Oak Park and my aunts and uncles that live in other states,visit pretty frequently.(I,myself,for financial reasons,have not been back for a visit in 18 years! Yes people,you heard it right! Though I sure would love to go and am sure gonna try in the near future!)
Well,awhile back,I asked my aunt and mother if they went to Ideal (Candies) while they were in town and I was shocked to find out that they had closed down! Why? That was an awesome place! We used to go there frequently when my sisters and I were kids,not only for the awesome ice cream and sodas,but also the ambiance;when you walked in,it was like going back in time to the '40's or '50's.Not to mention they made the most incredible handmade candies(hence the name? LOL!) My dad was so fond of their chocolate buttercreams,my mother would get him some every year for his birthday.
I was really bummed because I always loved this place and had hoped to one day be able to take my own family there for a visit-anyone know why they closed down?