Our Story

Sugar Cubed is a family story that goes back all the way to Grandparents Jim and Loretta Ellison who ran a concession stand at St. Phillips in East St. Louis back in the 1960s. Sisters, Samantha Ellison and Sarah Johnson grew up knowing how to run the snow cone, cotton candy, funnel cake and popcorn machines, handing treats out to the neighborhood kids.

The candy store idea sprung from a visit with their other sister in Los Angeles, and their brother and cousins created some of the woodworking and decorations. Even their parents help customers in the store. It is their hope Sugar Cubed will continue to nurture that whimsical community spirit with scrumptious treats, unforgettable settings, and a warm and friendly spirit.