CHICAGO, May 2, 2016 -- Something sweet has arrived at Chicago O'Hare
International Airport. Sarah's
Candies, a confectionery concessionaire with homemade local delights,
celebrated its official grand opening today.
The new store, located in Terminal 2, Concourse F, near Gate F8,
features handmade chocolate candies. Sarah's Candies is unique in that all the
locally made products are sourced from women-owned local businesses, including
founder Sarah Levy Imberman.
The shop offers Imberman's own award-winning sweets as well as
her handpicked homegrown favorites such as Veruca Chocolates, Amy's Candy Bar,
Whimsical Candy and Sulpice Chocolat. There is also a separate section for
snacks with all-natural ingredients.
Today's grand opening event at O'Hare was attended by Imberman
and Chicago Department of
Aviation Commissioner Ginger
S. Evans. It included a ribbon-cutting, cooking demonstration, product
sampling, prize giveaways, and a live guitarist, along with a sneak peak at the
second edition of Imberman's cookbook, Sweetness: Delicious Baked Treats for
Every Occasion, hitting shelves June 2016.
"We're excited to launch the new store to engage all five
senses of passengers and enhance their overall travel experience," stated
Imberman. "The hope is that you will smell the chocolate aroma in the air
as you are walking to your gate. Then you will be captured by the colorful
packages of all the candy."
"The Chicago Department of Aviation is pleased to welcome
this local, woman-owned business at one of the world's busiest airports,"
said Commissioner Evans. "Sarah's Candies offers high quality products
made in the Chicago area at a convenient, high profile airport location for
thousands of travelers to experience every day."
Imberman's company, S. Levy Foods, is a
certified ACDBE (Airport
Concession Disadvantaged Business Enterprise). The store is a licensed
partner with North American travel retailer Hudson Group.