2020 is Sweeter for Brown Sugar Bakery Owner, Stephanie Hart.

Brown Sugar Bakery has become a Chicago favorite of residents and tourists alike. In February of 2019, Stephanie Hart, the owner and founder of Brown Sugar Bakery. Her goal was to find a space to expand her business and begin shipping her famous cakes around the country. She scoured the Chicagoland area looking for the perfect location and nothing met her needs. When she learned of the upcoming sale of the Cupid’s Candies factory, she became excited. The 84-year old factory, located on 76th and Western, aligned with her needs. The location was not far from the Brown Sugar Bakery. The factory was also already equipped for food production and commercial-sized equipment.

Paul and Pauline Stefanos founded the Cupid Candies shop in 1936. Their son John took over the business and carried on the family tradition. Stephanie and John developed a great friendship working together. They bonded over a shared


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