Friday, April 6, 2007

Crown Candy - the surest sign of Spring

Day 5 of “45 Days in Old North”
For the past few weeks, the crowds have been lining up out the door and into the street (across from the Old North St. Louis Restoration Group office), waiting for their turn to get into Crown Candy Kitchen for their chocolate bunnies and Crown’s own specialty, the “Easter Monkey.” Many will stick around for a sandwich and a malt while they’re in the neighborhood. Crown Candy has been an Old North St. Louis landmark since 1913, and many of its customers are the children and grandchildren of customers who lived in or around ONSL long ago.

Next week the crowds will be a little smaller and parking a little easier, but with warmer weather and the approach of summer, this corner should be active again until next fall. And then, before long, business will start picking up for the Christmas season. Apparently candy, banana-chocolate shakes, and BLTs never go out of season or out of style.

For more on the Easter Monkey legend, click on the link for Crown Candy along the right column.

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Welcome to the Old North St. Louis Restoration Group's blog. What's New in Old North chronicles the dramatic transformation under way in the neighborhood of Old North St. Louis. As a neighborhood just north of Downtown St. Louis, Old North is becoming a dynamic urban village of new and historic homes, a landmark eating establishment, beautiful community gardens, and a diverse, friendly, and engaged community.

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