RICHMOND, Va. — Citing declining foot traffic, a husband-and-wife team are packing up their confectionery at a Southside shopping mall that’s undergoing large-scale renovations.
Pecan Jacks is closing its store at Stony Point Fashion Park on July 17. Owners Ronnie and Tim Wyatt opened the 1,700-square-foot store in 2011 to produce and sell Pecan Jacks pralines, pecan brittle and other sweets.
That was followed last year by a second storefront in the Omni Hotel at 100 S. 12th St. in Shockoe Slip.
Ronnie Wyatt said sales have dropped at their Stony Point location over the last year, prompting them to not renew their lease at the 13-year-old mall.
“We’ve seen our regulars come less often, as they see Stony Point as having less stores,” she said.