Julie Weckel, pictured, and her husband, Patrick, will open a Ben’s Soft Pretzels at 136 Territorial Road in downtown Benton Harbor.

BENTON HARBOR — On a trip to University Park Mall in Mishawaka, Julie Weckel’s daughter told her she had to try Ben’s Soft Pretzels.

“After the first bite, that was it,” Weckel said.


Ben’s Soft Pretzels is scheduled to open in September in downtown Benton Harbor. It will occupy the space that used to house Charlie’s Piggin’ N’ Grinnin’ restaurant.

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