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Lita's Treats, 421 Bush River Road: Spring 2021 (Moving)   2 comments

Posted at 11:30 pm in closing

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According to commenter Mr. Hat, Lita's Treats dessert bakery, in what's left of the food court at Dutch Square is moving to 800 Lake Murray Boulevard. This is the old Piggly Wiggly shopping center, now home to Stars & Strikes. Interestingly (or not) there was previously a cupcake bakery in that complex.

(Hat tip to commenter Mr. Hat)

Written by ted on May 13th, 2021

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2 Responses to 'Lita's Treats, 421 Bush River Road: Spring 2021 (Moving)'

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  1. This is one of several local, mom & pop type eateries that had moved into Dutch Square in an attempt to try to breathe new life into the 50+ year old mall (last year was the 50th anniversary of the mall's opening)...I remember the first of them being The Crab Shak and it featuring WIS/WLTX and the story portraying hope that it would be a spark of new life for the mall. These eateries did open up but then Phillips Edison divested themselves of the property and many of them lacked staying power and The Crab Shak I think moved to St. Andrews Square (where the CHEF'STORE is).

    I even remember when Walmart announced plans to build their store up the road (#4379) that people were hopeful then but lists I've compiled here before but I wouldn't have a hard time listing (based on lists I've compiled here previously) 40 stores that have left Dutch Square over the intervening years...

    Unlike most of the others that have contributed to this site, I am to young to remember Dutch Square's pre-Columbiana days but unfortunately malls (across the country) are in decline so that is a major obstacle in this situation.

    Andrew

    14 May 21 at 11:28 am

  2. To be fair, one thing that has hurt Dutch Square, and to a certain degree Columbia Mall, is that many of the companies that used to have stores in there no longer exist. Locally, Tapp's, Lourie's, Berry's on Main are long gone as well as Augusta based (originally) J.B. Whites. Nationally, Walden Books, Woolworth's, Dress Barn and Record Bar are also things of the past. It is hard to attract tenets when tenets no longer exist.

    Tom

    15 May 21 at 6:22 am

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