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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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Prepare for Fourth of July with Cromer’s

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We have American flags, patriotic popcorn and other treats for the whole family on 4th of July!   For a party, consider renting a snokone machine! We all know how hot summer is South Carolina can be, and our machines are a fun alternative to the traditional dessert. Wow your friends and family with red, white, and blue colored snokones.   Having a party with a large group? Our bushels of popcorn are a delicious treat for the entire neighborhood! Feed up to 40 people with our large popcorn bushels.   Enjoy the holiday with the company of your friends and...

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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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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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The Week of 10,000 Candy Apples

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Autumn and Halloween at Cromer’s during the 70’s and 80’s meant a store full of customers. School carnivals were in full swing and PTO members were in our store filling their carts with novelties for prizes at their events. Sometimes there would be 6 or more carts per order overflowing with merchandise as a group would check out at the register. One particular week when the fair was in town and the health department had decreed the vendors there could not prepare their own candy apples, we made 10,000 candy apples! Every one of our employees who made the apples...

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