I remember many a night trekking up to Crown Candy from South City. My father or one of the other parents form the neighborhood would drive us up after school functions. It didn't matter if it was a game or one of the mandatory school band concerts. I think my father really enjoyed going and he used us as an excuse. Now that I think of it, he was always the one to suggest Crown Candy as a post-event stop.
I even know a few people who still make it there about once a week for a sundae or a split.