A Chance Meeting Blossoms into a Sweet Business Relationship.

Have you looked at 75th Street between Calumet and Indiana? Outdoor Greenhouses for dining line the streets and new establishments and businesses are renting space.   A&S Beverages Owner, Ahmad “Eddie” Elkhatib and Brown Sugar Bakery owner, Stephanie Hart take pride in that.   The two business owners met at a Super Bowl party in 2007.  Eddie loved the cakes Stephanie served that evening.   At the time, Stephanie was looking to relocate her business and it just so happened that Eddie had space available to rent.   That space would eventually become Brown Sugar Bakery’s flagship location.

Eddie is an immigrant who moved to Chicago 30 years ago from Kuwait. In 2021 his business, A&S Beverages will turn 40 and Eddie will celebrate 20 years of owning A&S after purchasing and revamping the store from its original owners.  Through his time as a business owner in the neighborhood, Eddie has worked with


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