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Cottowntown is getting a tasty new neighbor, but not a restaurant or bar this time. A Taste of the South, a confection company that specializes in chocolate-covered pecans, is relocating its headquarters from Broad River Road. The new facility will be at 222 Sumter St., near Indah Coffee and will include a retail outlet that will sell crafts and gift by local artisans, and packaging facility. They hope to be open by mid-February.

Agritour the State

Take a trip to the wide world of agriculture in South Carolina, and make sure to take your South Carolina Department of Agriculture Agritourism Passport to collect stamps from your travels. The free passports can earn those who commit to visit multiple farms in the state Certified SC swag from hats to shirts to tumbler cups, plus entry into a drawing for $100 in South Carolina-made food products. The real prize, though, is seeing where local agriculture is grown or produced, and to meet the hands that bring it from farm to table.

Nearly 60 farms across the state are participating; just ask the farmer to stamp your passport. Find the participating farms and contact information at and be sure to call ahead before visiting to make sure farms are open. Get a passport from the first farm you visit or email to have one mailed.

Yoghut Revamps

Yoghut, one of the few remaining frozen yogurt shops in the Midlands, recently got a makeover thanks to renovations, and a new name — it’s now going by The Corner Blend and reopened Jan. 15.

According to a Facebook post, the fro-yo shop wants to change and grow with its community and will be expanding its menu beyond acai bowls, serving Indah coffee and oatmeal bowls with a variety of toppings. Yoghut/The Corner Blend is located at the corner of Blossom and Main in the Adesso building.

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