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"We are a throwback, for sure, to the South End of decades ago. I never get tired of the smell of the bakery, be it honeybuns, doughnuts or pies. The transformation of the South End is clear, and it has migrated to a more professional area. It's got a great vibe to it."
ā€” Carolina Foods CEO Dan Myers

Carolina Foods, a mainstay in South End that's given the neighborhood its sweet doughnut smell for decades, is moving to Pineville.

  • It'll operate both bakeries through the end of 2025, Myers recently told Axios. After that, it'll leave South End and operate entirely (from offices to bakery production) in Pineville.

Why it matters: The bakery is a vestige of a past version of South End ā€” one filled with manufacturers and locally owned businesses. Carolina Foods' move to Pineville marks an end of an era for the rapidly changing neighborhood.

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