The Cincinnati Enquirer
Monday, May 8, 1950
"Death yesterday ended the partnership of two immigrant brothers who had seen their ideas built into one of the most widely known confectioneries in the city.
Nickolas Aglamesis, co-owner of the Metropolitan Confectionery, 3046 Madison Rd., Oakley, died yesterday at his residence above the store after a short illness. He was 61 years old.
Mr. Aglamesis came to Cincinnati in 1905, two years after the arrival of his brother, Thomas. The two had passed their childhood in a small town outside Sparta, Greece, and it was from Sparta that they left for the 'new world'.
The brothers, reunited in Cincinnati, settled on West Fifth Street. They found employment in Coston's Confectionery in the old Arcade, serving three years of apprenticeship to learn the candy and ice cream business.
The two saved their money and, equipped with new ideas, opened the first Metropolitan Confectionery in 1908, three floors from the present Norwood City Hall.
The business flourished and in 1915 a second store was opened at the Madison Road address in Oakley. It was one of the first buildings to be constructed on Oakley Square.
The brothers found that operating two stores was more than enough so they sold the Norwood establishment in 1917. They then were able to experiment more with their homemade ice cream and candy for which they soon became widely known.
Mr. Aglamesis was active in the St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church and was a member of the Oakley Chamber of Commerce and the Oakley Civic Association.
Besides his brother, he is survived by a niece, Mary Aglamesis, a student at the University of Cincinnati, and two nephews, James Aglamesis, who will graduate from the university in June, and Peter Aglamesis, a student at Withrow High School.
Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. tomorrow at the Witt Good and Kelsch funeral home and at 2 p.m. at the St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church. Burial will be in the family plot in Spring Grove."
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