Oakley businessman commemorated by street name
CINCINNATI (WXIX) – Madison and Allston’s corner in Oakley will now be known as James T. Aglamesis Way.
James T. Aglamesis was one of the oldest owners of Aglamesis Bros Ice Creams and Candies. He passed away earlier this year.
The ice cream and candy store is on Madison Road in Oakley.
The store originally located in Norwood opened in 1908 before moving to Oakley in 1913.
“It’s not just a staple in Oakley, but throughout the Cincinnati community,” says Jan-Michel Lemon Kearney, Cincinnati City Council member, “And for miles and miles around.”
On Friday, the city of Cincinnati officially named Allston Street in memory of Aglamesis.
Two of her children were there for the unveiling.
His son says many people knew ‘Mr. A, as they called him, as the man who wore the white coat and always had time to talk to the younger customers at the ice cream shop.
“Inside the store, he was there in his white soda jacket, greeting customers,” recalls James’ son Randy Young. “It was one of his passions, and if you were a small fry you wouldn’t escape the store without him reaching into the pocket of his white coat jacket and pulling out a treat to offer.”
Diane Lytle says she drove her dad to the store five days a week, even when he was well over 90.
He ran the ice cream shop for over 70 years.
“Our deep gratitude to everyone who made this possible and to the entire Cincinnati neighborhood for supporting our business for 113 years,” said Young.
After the ceremony, everyone was treated to a scoop of ice cream prepared inside the popular store.
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