Drive through attempt at future SonRise Bakery
By Jana E. Pye
Owner of the future SonRise Bakery, Linda Flowers, awoke to a call last night that her business on the Darlington Square had suffered damage from a young teen’s moonlit excursion.
A Hartsville 14-year old – driving without a license – drove a family vehicle to Darlington; after driving the wrong way around the Square from Cashua Street, he sailed through two large pots with trees and flowers and plowed into Flowers’ storefront window and bricks. Darlington County Sheriff’s Officers detained the youth, and notified Mrs. Flowers at 2:30 a.m.
“You don’t expect to receive a call like that when you are fast asleep after a long day working at Vacation Bible School.” said Flowers.
Her husband put up plywood temporarily to close the building up.
The space was the location of the former True Value Hardware store, and faces the Darlington County Courthouse on the same side of the road as Carolina Drug Store.
The building has had major renovations since Flowers acquired it, and is virtually “gutted out” and ready for renovations; Flowers plans to rejoin the two spaces as they were in the past, with the bakery in the larger space on the left with a few tables and chairs; the adjoining space will be appointed with additional tables and seating, and will be available for rent for private parties such as bridal showers, birthdays, etc.
Cell phone photo courtesy of the Flowers Family
Photos by Jana E. Pye