Springfield pretzel shop to open end of May

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Pretzelmaker, located at 30 North Fountain Avenue, is expected to open within four weeks, according to the shop’s manager, Mandi Perrin.

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The manager of a popular Springfield pretzel shop previously located at the Upper Valley Mall for at least a decade has a timeline of when the business could open.

Pretzelmaker, located at 30 North Fountain Ave., is expected to open within four weeks, said Manager Mandi Perrin.

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The new Pretzelmaker in downtown Springfield. BILL LACKEY/STAFF

Credit: Bill Lackey

The new Pretzelmaker in downtown Springfield. BILL LACKEY/STAFF

Credit: Bill Lackey

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The new Pretzelmaker in downtown Springfield. BILL LACKEY/STAFF

Credit: Bill Lackey

Credit: Bill Lackey

“I just spoke with the contractors (Tuesday) and they’re scheduled to be done in approximately three weeks, give or take,” she said. “We’re going to start moving stuff down there this week so that we can get all of our inspections and stuff done.”

Perrin, who has been with the franchise for five years, says it feels amazing to be at this point.

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“I’m very excited that we have this great, new location,” she said. “It always looks more and more amazing every time I go down there. I’m extremely ecstatic, not just for us, but our customers as well.”

Pretzelmaker, a franchise specializing in fresh-baked, handcrafted pretzels since 1991, has 280 locations in the U.S. and worldwide, according to its website.

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The new Pretzelmaker is just one of several new businesses in downtown Springfield. BILL LACKEY/STAFF

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The new Pretzelmaker is just one of several new businesses in downtown Springfield. BILL LACKEY/STAFF

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The new Pretzelmaker is just one of several new businesses in downtown Springfield. BILL LACKEY/STAFF

Credit: Bill Lackey

Credit: Bill Lackey

The pretzel shop features traditional pretzels, pretzel bites, pepperoni bites, pretzel dogs and much more. The shop has a variety of flavorings that can be added to your pretzel, including parmesan, garlic and cinnamon sugar, Perrin said. The shop also has an array of dips that includes pizza sauce, mustard, nacho cheese, cheddar cheese, cream cheese and caramel.

And let’s not forget about the drinks.

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Pretzelmaker has fountain Coke products, smoothies and frozen lemonades, Perrin said.

She is as anxious as the community for the shop to open.

“We can’t wait to see them,” Perrin said.

The Pretzelmaker will be open 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Anyone interested in working for the Pretzelmaker should contact Perrin by email at mandi4kids@gmail.com.

For more information about the Pretzelmaker, visit www.pretzelmaker.com.

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