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Cromer's at Dutch Square Mall - by Rob Turner

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Cromer's at Dutch Square Mall -  by Rob Turner

Always a fun trip down "memory lane" for me - thinking about Cromer's P-Nuts store at Dutch Square Mall. From the time my parents would park their car, I was ready to run through the Dutch Square Mall parking lot to get inside and go to Cromer's P-Nuts. Walking past the Eckerd Drugs soda fountain & Orange Julius, and making that right turn to walk to Cromer's P-Nuts.

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Meet the Cromerians

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Meet the Cromerians

Kasey Brown What is your job at Cromer’s? I am the Café Manager How long have you worked at Cromer’s? I have been here since February of 2015, almost a year and a half What is the most rewarding thing about working with Cromer’s? What’s most rewarding about working with Cromer’s is seeing the customers happy, especially seeing people that come in again and again. There are people that have been coming here for 50 years and their parents coming here before them. It’s great when people talk about our customer service. What is your favorite thing about working for...

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Where are They Now- Abigail Hollingsworth

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Where are They Now- Abigail Hollingsworth

Abigail graduated from the University of South Carolina in May 2016 with a degree in public relations. She has worked at Cromer’s as the marketing intern from May 2015-May 2016. I had the opportunity to talk to her and see what she’s been up to. Where do you work now? I work at Engineering Design & Testing. What are your day-to-day responsibilities? I do article writing and layout for the magazine The Stress Point, layout an epistle, which is a 2-4 page book written by the engineers that work at Engineering Design & Testing, email marketing with MailChimp, make graphics,...

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Going nuts by Chris Worthy

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After 75 years, Cromer’s P-nuts is still a must-go destination for party suppliesCarolette Cromer Turner admits to a few nuts in her family tree. After all, she is in the peanut business.As the third generation owner of Cromer’s Peanuts, Turner embraces her family’s legacy and her grandfather’s sense of humor. In 1935, Julian Cromer began what would become an integral part of Columbia’s history.“My grandfather was a farmer in Lexington,” Turner said. “(Farmers) would fill up their trucks with produce and bring it over to Assembly Street. That block between Lady and Gervais, and maybe even one more up and...

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78 years; still Family Owned and Operated

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Cromer’s has always been a family business. My grandfather believed in the family working together. Initially all four of his sons worked in the business, the younger two while attending college. (One of my uncles even put a jar in the business which had a sign that stated “Perry’s College Fund.” He was amazed people actually dropped coins in it!) Eventually my mother and one of my aunts joined the business then all of my sisters and me, plus two of our cousins. Even many of our employees were related to us or were related to each other. While we...

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