Leader photo/ALY GIBSON The 90-year-old shop, 130 S. Front St., in Dowagiac, will celebrate the milestone all week with a large celebration Saturday until 9 p.m.

Caruso’s to celebrate 90 years throughout week

Published 6:30pm Sunday, September 16, 2012

For 90 years, Caruso’s has been a family-owned and –operated downtown Dowagiac business and the business owners plan to celebrate the milestone throughout this week.

Current owners and granddaughters of founder Antonio Caruso, Julie Johnson and Jane Wright, invite the community and newcomers to the traditional shop to taste some items on the menu that may be hard to find elsewhere. From meals for lunch to homemade candy and hand-dipped ice cream, Caruso’s offers a dining experience of a time long past.

The anniversary celebration will culminate Saturday, the official 90th anniversary date, with hours extended until 9 p.m. to accommodate more customers. Visitors can sign the guestbook with their favorite Caruso’s memory and are asked to register throughout the week for drawings that take place every hour on Saturday. Specials will include buying one plain caramel apple and receiving a second for 90 cents, which also applies to old-fashioned ice cream sodas.

Call Caruso’s at (269) 782-6001.


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