After being in the same location on Augusta Street since 1949, Vaughn Russell Candy Kitchen is moving.
But they’re not moving far. The chocolatier has secured new space less than a mile down the road at 401 Augusta St. in the former Jewelry by Design building across from the Claussen Bakery building.
Marybeth Miller, general manager, says that while the move wasn’t really planned, the new building will have better parking.
The store will close for two weeks after Valentine’s Day, and Miller says they expect to be open in their new space by March 1.
According to Greenville County property records, Cumming, Ga.-based Core Property Management purchased the Vaughn-Russell property and all adjacent property in October 2015. Core Property now owns approximately 1 acre fronting Augusta Street from Conestee Avenue to Aberdeen Drive.
Miller said she has been told that eventually all tenants will need to move. John Graham with Core Property Management said the company is working with current tenants on relocation over the next 12-24 months. After that, the plan is to raze the existing buildings and redevelop the site into a new retail center. He was not able to comment on possible tenants.