A Fort Mill spot that already had dinner, coffee, and live shows just added dessert.
Whoopie Pies Ice Cream is now open on the NarroWay campus at 3312 SC Highway 21. The store is open Thursday through Sunday, although hours and some details are subject to change pending the opening, which is expected after Labor Day. Updates will be posted on the shop’s Facebook page.
Adorée DeLuca manages the social media for the shop and NarroWay Productions. DeLuca said the line at Whoopie Pies was out the door opening weekend. It joins other new additions to the mall like Green Room Cafe and Vito’s Pizza.
“We needed something sweet,” DeLuca said.
Whoopie Pies features 18 flavors of Blue Bell Ice Cream, Sundaes, Milkshakes, Cookies, and the Whoopie Pies of the same name.
“They hand bake whoopie pies, the actual pie part,” DeLuca said. “You can get it with either buttercream on the inside or one of their ice cream flavors.”
Peach cobbler, blackberry and brownie sundaes were some of the most popular items over the opening weekend. Whoopie Pies has a cabin camping theme with its mascot Whoopie Bear. Guests can sit in a rocking chair and eat out of tin pans. There are plans to add an enclosed outdoor playground.
Before COVID-19 struck and hit stages and auditoriums particularly hard, NarroWay bought the former Carousel mall right next to its Christian-themed venue. Several spots there are at least partially connected to NarroWay. There is a gift shop and food truck, as well as coffee and pizzerias.
The mall, now called the NarroWay campus, is a way to raise money for theater expansion plans while providing community spots for food and services. The campus continues to add locations even as NarroWay itself returns to its full show lineup.
“It’s just really growing up,” DeLuca said.
The ice cream parlor is located near Carowinds, just south of the North Carolina and South Carolina state line. Located just off I-77, NarroWay offers close theater access to Charlotte, Columbia and other locations.