@ Loves Local: Sugar Junkie

@ Loves Local is headed to Lincoln Park! On Wednesday, July 6th from 5pm-7pm, get a signature ice cream sandwich of your choice at Sugar Junkie, located at 1925 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60614. Simply mention @properties, ProperRate or @ Loves Local when ordering to redeem.

Sugar Junkie is a local favorite with its trendy and fun atmosphere and delicious ice cream sandwich. We talked to the owner, Amy Arnold, for a look into their story.

@properties Christie’s International Real Estate:  When was Sugar Junkie created?

Sugar Junkie: We opened late summer of 2020

@properties Christie’s International Real Estate: What is the back story to opening Sugar Junkie?

Sugar Junkie: I’ve been the corporate pastry chef for 4C for over 5 years. I love playing with gelato because it’s such a great medium for flavor experimenting. When I decided I wanted to open my own gelato shop I went to Matt Menna, co-owner of 4C, and asked if he’d mentor me in the project. He then, being a huge gelato fan, offered to back me financially in my venture.

 @properties Christie’s International Real Estate: What is your favorite treat?  

Sugar Junkie: Our Cookies & Cream is exceptional! I have to have a bite every time I’m here.

@properties Christie’s International Real Estate: What was the inspiration for Sugar Junkie?

Sugar Junkie: The name Sugar Junkie was a collaborative project with the marketing team at 4C. With all the healthy foods movement we decided to embrace the love of sugar in all of us.

@properties Christie’s International Real Estate: What is your favorite part of owning Sugar Junkie?

Sugar Junkie: My favorite part of owning Sugar Junkie is the constant ability to be creative and watching the business grow. We went from barely making enough to pay everyone in 2020 to spinning gelato round the clock because we sold out of almost everything this weekend!

The Details:

Visit Sugar Junkie location on Wednesday, July 6th from 5pm-7pm CT for a signature ice cream sandwich of your choice on the @ tab* (paid for by @properties Christie’s International Real Estate and ProperRate), just mention @properties, ProperRate or @ Loves Local!

925 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60614

Be sure to follow @atproperties and @sugarjunkiechi on Instagram and use our hashtag #AtLovesLocal when you visit.

*Limit one signature ice cream sandwich of your choice coffee per person.

Written by @properties
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