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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.

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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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