Wednesday, November 23, 2016

The Krantz's Confectionery Store, Chicago, Illinois.

Krantz's Confectionery Store opened its doors in 1868 on Blue Island Avenue, Chicago. John Krantz immigrated to America from Germany at the age of 15. 

Krantz moved the Confectionery to 126-30 State Street in 1881. Very little changed until the building was remodeled in the 1890s and electric fixtures replaced the gaslights. He opened a second at 76-78 State Street, Chicago. 

Although only pastries, ice cream, candies, and beverages were served, Mr. Krantz's fame continued over the years as he continually introduced the very latest creations made by highly specialized candy artists from Europe.

Compiled by Dr. Neil Gale, Ph.D.

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