Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Crown Candy Kitchen


A St. Louis institution lies two blocks down from the bath house seen in Sunday's post. Crown Candy Kitchen is 103 years old, makes ice cream and candy in house and serves fabulous lunches that have been condemned by the American Heart Association. Visitors to our town would never stumble across it. The location is not far north of downtown but it's not on a through street and some of the surrounding neighborhoods aren't so great. 

Still packs in the locals, though, with absolutely no marketing. These photos were taken around 4 PM. The people in the right of the top picture are waiting on line to get in.

And you know, I've never set foot inside the place. Sometimes there is a conflict between recording the image and living the experience.              


6 comments:

bill burke said...

This is a great city image, people sitting outside enjoying their ice cream interacting and the two guys looking at something.
Enjoy your day Bob!

William Kendall said...

I would go on in!

RedPat said...

It's great to see local place like that doing so well!

Sharon Anck said...

Oh my, this brings back memories. A few co-workers and I went here for lunch one day and enjoyed one of those delicious (not heart-healthy) lunches. As I recall, we split a sandwich so we would have room for some ice cream after lunch.

Nathalie H.D. said...

Hey come on Bob, get in and get a meal! We want to hear about your experience there!

Jack said...

A little peek into 1950.