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Be Local, Shop Local, Save Local.

Posted by Lauren McAlexander on

Be Local, Shop Local, Save Local.

When you choose to shop and eat local, you are not only getting a hometown feel, you're also creating a huge positive impact on our economy, environment and community. Cromer's has been a locally-owned and operated business for 80 years. We are proud of being the "Guaranteed Worst In Town" and strive to make the best products for our customers. We know customer service begins the moment someone hears about us and approaches us for business. We strive to make a positive and lasting impression on everyone who comes in the store, calls our store and visits our website. Being a local business, we understand...

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Top 10 Things To Do In Columbia With Your Parents

Posted by Lauren McAlexander on

In honor of the University of South Carolina's Parents Weekend being this weekend, we put together a fun list of things to do around town as a family. Top 10 Things To Do In Columbia With Your Parents 1. Watch the game against UCF on Saturday. Before the game, come by the Cromer's tailgate on Gamecock Walk between 8 am. and 11:30 a.m. Come enjoy coffee, breakfast corndogs, hot dogs and regular corndogs. 2. Alduh FlourAdluh Flour Mills produces flour and cornmeal products in a plant that is listed on the National Register of Historic Properties. In 1942 there were 42 operating...

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Cromer's loves the Gamecocks

Posted by Agata Chydzinski on

When you think of Columbia, most of the time you think of the University of South Carolina and their beloved Gamecocks, at least we do! On Saturdays we love to be right by the stadium witnessing as the city becomes practically gridlocked with traffic from near and far coming to watch the Gamecocks dominate the football field.  Cromer’s has been supporting the Gamecocks for as long as we have been around, but most recently, we support them from right outside the stadium at Gamecock Walk. Every home game, Cromer’s is out tailgating with funnel cakes, corn dogs, fresh squeezed lemonade,...

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Supporting your local nut house

Posted by Agata Chydzinski on

What makes Cromer’s different from other competitors? Sure you can go buy popcorn at your local grocery store, you could get coffee from a chain like Starbucks or Dunkin Donuts and you could get your party supplies from Party City, but why come to Cromer’s? Cromer’s is a local family business that started back in 1935. We talked about the beginning of the business with Mr. Julian Cromer and his peanuts in last week’s blog, but why should you come to Cromer’s for things other than our famous p-nuts and popcorn? Though Cromer’s has a big personality and representation around...

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It's a Family Tradition

Posted by Agata Chydzinski on

In 1935, Julian D. Cromer sold peanuts and a variety of vegetables at his one-man stand at the Assembly Street Curb Market in Columbia, S.C. Every morning he packed up his produce and drove downtown to the market where he roasted his own peanuts. The fresh taste was a hit with the locals who were sick and tired of snacking on stale peanuts. By 1937, Cromer's one-man produce stand was booming, but his success could not go on unchallenged; another enterprising local set-up his own peanut stand directly across the aisle from Cromer's. To lure customers, the new competition promised the “Best Peanuts”...

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