Angelo Lagomarcino, an immigrant from Liguria, in northern Italy, founded his jewel-like candy shop and soda fountain, with its mahogany booths, decorative lamps, and snowflake-patterned tile floor, in Moline in 1908. Not long thereafter, he introduced his customers to the filled Easter egg, a European tradition that had never really caught on in the United States—perhaps because it was just too labor intensive. Today, the eggs are a Lagomarcino signature. Many customers order one every year as a centerpiece for their Easter supper; standard protocol is to cut off the tip of the egg after the meal so that guests may nibble on the shell and the goodies inside. And more than once a romantic patron has asked Lagomarcino's to hide a diamond ring among the chocolates.