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From: "Dolores Konopa" <>
Subject: [NY-BUFFALO-EASTSIDE] More Eastside Candy Stores
Date: Wed, 20 Dec 2006 02:19:07 GMT


There was also the Paradise of Sweets on Broadway near Woltz Ave. and Grandison Candy which originally was on the outside wall (Lombard St) in the Broadway Market, later in the center front of the "new" Broadway Market.

Researching: Konopa/Malecki/Skierkiewicz/Potularski: Jaksice, Borkowo, Inowroclaw & Topola PL>Elmhurst, Rochester & Buffalo NY; Molawski/Kuzara/Mazurek/Sikorski: Gruszka Duza PL>Buffalo NY & Buena Park CA; Szalasny: Brzeszcza PL>Buffalo NY; Wenckowska: Wylatowo Moglino PL >Buffalo NY & Berlin Germany > Edmonton AB & Australia: Przybysz/Rutkowska/Sikorski/Wackowski:Badkowo Aleksandrow PL> Buffalo NY>Detroit MI>San Diego CA;Walas: Sulow PL>Buffalo NY; Bakowski/Antkowiak: Buffalo NY


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Today's Topics:

1. [Fwd: [BuffaloHistory] Candy/chocolatebusiness in Buffalo
area] (Sharon Centanne)
2. Re: [Fwd: [BuffaloHistory]Candy/chocolatebusiness in Buffalo
area] (Jack R. Volk)
3. Re: [Fwd:[BuffaloHistory]Candy/chocolatebusiness in
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Message: 1
Date: Mon, 01 Jan 1996 00:59:40 -0500
From: Sharon Centanne <>
Subject: [NY-BUFFALO-EASTSIDE] [Fwd: [BuffaloHistory] Candy/chocolate
business in Buffalo area]
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Hi Folks,

Thought you might enjoy this history of the candy business, as much of
it was on the East Side.

Sharon Centanne in FL

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Subject: [BuffaloHistory] Candy/chocolate business in Buffalo area
Date: Tue, 14 Nov 2006 19:21:43 -0500
From: Karen <>
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To:
References: <>

A friend of mine sat down and told me the story of his father and his
relationship to the candy industry in Buffalo the other day.
Carl George Chotoff, dba Carl George, was a salesman of confections
from the early 20s. He worked for Bischoff Chocolates, in Ballston Spa,
NY and sold to candy stores, soda fountains, dairies, bakeries, and food
processors. His territory covered from Lake Erie to Lake Ontario.

Of the candy store operators, about 90% were Greek and many were
probably related in some way.

Parkside Candy -- George Kaiser (not Greek) owned it from the 30s to the
50s. His brother was a salesman; George sold to his brother's son. They
manufactured a complete line, including jellies, hard candies, suckers,
marshmallows and hand-dipped chocolates.

Louis Liakais (not sure about the spelling) had a candy store on William
or Clinton. His daughter married Nick Condrell and they opened the New
Garden of Sweets on Bailey Avenue. A relative had the Garden of Sweets
across from Shea's.

Paul, a brother to Nick, owned the Alcobar, in Kenmore, where the Plaka
now is; it became Watsons before it became the Plaka. The original
Alcobar was on the corner of Delaware and Parkwood, and included a
restaurant, the Spa, where the Chinese restaurant now is. This is back
in the 30's.

Nick semi-retired, got rid of the GOS on Bailey, and opened Condrell's
in Kenmore. He eventually sold to a man named Murphy?

Back to Carl George -- when Bischoff lad him off, in 1943 he purchased
the candy concession at Jarhaus Brown ( don't think the spelling is
correct...someone maybe can help me) and named it the Lady Helen Candy
Company, after his wife. He started out manufacturing clusters, etc
without machinery. When J-B closed, he moved the concession to Kobackers
on Broadway.

He bought a manufacturing site at 615 Broadway. He then had the candy
concession at Hens and Kelly's on Main Street, again the Lady Helen
Cancy Co. In 1945 he bought the Queen City Candy Co., which included a
Coca-Cola franchise! He also owned Castle's Dairy Store, on Main near
Shea's about 1946-47.

In 1956 he bought the Dixie Candy Co. and had a store at Bailey and
Broadway with a factory, store and soda fountain. In the early 60s he
moved to 1444 Broadway. Queen City was sold off to a Yemenite. who
eventually burned the business.
There were also Lady Helens in the East Aurora Plaza and on Highland in
Kenmore, near the Hiler Post Office.

In 1962 or 63 he closed the Dixie business and moved to 1444 Broadway.

Carl died in 1966; his son took over the business at 1444, and opened a
store near Main and Genesee.

Antoinettes was originally on Fillmore and Sycamore and moved in the 50s
to Transit Road. It was owned by a man named Morphus; his son Jimmy was
known as Jimmy Murphy (not related to the other Murphy at all). His son
Peter now runs it. A daughter runs Antoinette's on the Hill.

Niagara Candy is also Greek -- a division of Tzetzo Bros; they make
seasonal molded chocolates, like Easter bunnies.






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Message: 2
Date: Mon, 18 Dec 2006 17:12:11 -0500
From: "Jack R. Volk" <>
Subject: Re: [NY-BUFFALO-EASTSIDE] [Fwd: [BuffaloHistory]
Candy/chocolatebusiness in Buffalo area]
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What about Wick's? Was that locally owned ? I know that there was one on
Bailey and one on Genesee.

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[mailto:]On Behalf Of Sharon
Centanne
Sent: Monday, January 01, 1996 1:00 AM
To:
Subject: [NY-BUFFALO-EASTSIDE] [Fwd: [BuffaloHistory]
Candy/chocolatebusiness in Buffalo area]


Hi Folks,

Thought you might enjoy this history of the candy business, as much of
it was on the East Side.

Sharon Centanne in FL

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: [BuffaloHistory] Candy/chocolate business in Buffalo area
Date: Tue, 14 Nov 2006 19:21:43 -0500
From: Karen <>
Reply-To:
To:
References: <>

A friend of mine sat down and told me the story of his father and his
relationship to the candy industry in Buffalo the other day.
Carl George Chotoff, dba Carl George, was a salesman of confections
from the early 20s. He worked for Bischoff Chocolates, in Ballston Spa,
NY and sold to candy stores, soda fountains, dairies, bakeries, and food
processors. His territory covered from Lake Erie to Lake Ontario.

Of the candy store operators, about 90% were Greek and many were
probably related in some way.

Parkside Candy -- George Kaiser (not Greek) owned it from the 30s to the
50s. His brother was a salesman; George sold to his brother's son. They
manufactured a complete line, including jellies, hard candies, suckers,
marshmallows and hand-dipped chocolates.

Louis Liakais (not sure about the spelling) had a candy store on William
or Clinton. His daughter married Nick Condrell and they opened the New
Garden of Sweets on Bailey Avenue. A relative had the Garden of Sweets
across from Shea's.

Paul, a brother to Nick, owned the Alcobar, in Kenmore, where the Plaka
now is; it became Watsons before it became the Plaka. The original
Alcobar was on the corner of Delaware and Parkwood, and included a
restaurant, the Spa, where the Chinese restaurant now is. This is back
in the 30's.

Nick semi-retired, got rid of the GOS on Bailey, and opened Condrell's
in Kenmore. He eventually sold to a man named Murphy?

Back to Carl George -- when Bischoff lad him off, in 1943 he purchased
the candy concession at Jarhaus Brown ( don't think the spelling is
correct...someone maybe can help me) and named it the Lady Helen Candy
Company, after his wife. He started out manufacturing clusters, etc
without machinery. When J-B closed, he moved the concession to Kobackers
on Broadway.

He bought a manufacturing site at 615 Broadway. He then had the candy
concession at Hens and Kelly's on Main Street, again the Lady Helen
Cancy Co. In 1945 he bought the Queen City Candy Co., which included a
Coca-Cola franchise! He also owned Castle's Dairy Store, on Main near
Shea's about 1946-47.

In 1956 he bought the Dixie Candy Co. and had a store at Bailey and
Broadway with a factory, store and soda fountain. In the early 60s he
moved to 1444 Broadway. Queen City was sold off to a Yemenite. who
eventually burned the business.
There were also Lady Helens in the East Aurora Plaza and on Highland in
Kenmore, near the Hiler Post Office.

In 1962 or 63 he closed the Dixie business and moved to 1444 Broadway.

Carl died in 1966; his son took over the business at 1444, and opened a
store near Main and Genesee.

Antoinettes was originally on Fillmore and Sycamore and moved in the 50s
to Transit Road. It was owned by a man named Morphus; his son Jimmy was
known as Jimmy Murphy (not related to the other Murphy at all). His son
Peter now runs it. A daughter runs Antoinette's on the Hill.

Niagara Candy is also Greek -- a division of Tzetzo Bros; they make
seasonal molded chocolates, like Easter bunnies.






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Date: Mon, 18 Dec 2006 16:50:01 -0600 (CST)
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I wrote the original piece which Sharon posted here.
I had been trying to remember that name. Was one on Bailey south of Kensington (near the police station)? Was the other one near the police station on Genesee? I'll have to look at an old city directory. I am going to the FHC tomorrow and I will look then.=====================
From: "Jack R. Volk" <>
Date: 2006/12/18 Mon PM 04:12:11 CST
To:
Subject: Re: [NY-BUFFALO-EASTSIDE] [Fwd: [BuffaloHistory]Candy/chocolatebusiness in Buffalo area]

What about Wick's? Was that locally owned ? I know that there was one on
Bailey and one on Genesee.

-----Original Message-----
From:
[mailto:]On Behalf Of Sharon
Centanne
Sent: Monday, January 01, 1996 1:00 AM
To:
Subject: [NY-BUFFALO-EASTSIDE] [Fwd: [BuffaloHistory]
Candy/chocolatebusiness in Buffalo area]


Hi Folks,

Thought you might enjoy this history of the candy business, as much of
it was on the East Side.

Sharon Centanne in FL

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: [BuffaloHistory] Candy/chocolate business in Buffalo area
Date: Tue, 14 Nov 2006 19:21:43 -0500
From: Karen <>
Reply-To:
To:
References: <>

A friend of mine sat down and told me the story of his father and his
relationship to the candy industry in Buffalo the other day.
Carl George Chotoff, dba Carl George, was a salesman of confections
from the early 20s. He worked for Bischoff Chocolates, in Ballston Spa,
NY and sold to candy stores, soda fountains, dairies, bakeries, and food
processors. His territory covered from Lake Erie to Lake Ontario.

Of the candy store operators, about 90% were Greek and many were
probably related in some way.

Parkside Candy -- George Kaiser (not Greek) owned it from the 30s to the
50s. His brother was a salesman; George sold to his brother's son. They
manufactured a complete line, including jellies, hard candies, suckers,
marshmallows and hand-dipped chocolates.

Louis Liakais (not sure about the spelling) had a candy store on William
or Clinton. His daughter married Nick Condrell and they opened the New
Garden of Sweets on Bailey Avenue. A relative had the Garden of Sweets
across from Shea's.

Paul, a brother to Nick, owned the Alcobar, in Kenmore, where the Plaka
now is; it became Watsons before it became the Plaka. The original
Alcobar was on the corner of Delaware and Parkwood, and included a
restaurant, the Spa, where the Chinese restaurant now is. This is back
in the 30's.

Nick semi-retired, got rid of the GOS on Bailey, and opened Condrell's
in Kenmore. He eventually sold to a man named Murphy?

Back to Carl George -- when Bischoff lad him off, in 1943 he purchased
the candy concession at Jarhaus Brown ( don't think the spelling is
correct...someone maybe can help me) and named it the Lady Helen Candy
Company, after his wife. He started out manufacturing clusters, etc
without machinery. When J-B closed, he moved the concession to Kobackers
on Broadway.

He bought a manufacturing site at 615 Broadway. He then had the candy
concession at Hens and Kelly's on Main Street, again the Lady Helen
Cancy Co. In 1945 he bought the Queen City Candy Co., which included a
Coca-Cola franchise! He also owned Castle's Dairy Store, on Main near
Shea's about 1946-47.

In 1956 he bought the Dixie Candy Co. and had a store at Bailey and
Broadway with a factory, store and soda fountain. In the early 60s he
moved to 1444 Broadway. Queen City was sold off to a Yemenite. who
eventually burned the business.
There were also Lady Helens in the East Aurora Plaza and on Highland in
Kenmore, near the Hiler Post Office.

In 1962 or 63 he closed the Dixie business and moved to 1444 Broadway.

Carl died in 1966; his son took over the business at 1444, and opened a
store near Main and Genesee.

Antoinettes was originally on Fillmore and Sycamore and moved in the 50s
to Transit Road. It was owned by a man named Morphus; his son Jimmy was
known as Jimmy Murphy (not related to the other Murphy at all). His son
Peter now runs it. A daughter runs Antoinette's on the Hill.

Niagara Candy is also Greek -- a division of Tzetzo Bros; they make
seasonal molded chocolates, like Easter bunnies.






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