Sweet Pete's Opens in Springfield

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Metro Jacksonville takes an inside look at what a 100-year-old Victorian house can be transformed into with a little bit of creativity. Join us as we celebrate the opening of another business in the urban core.

About Sweet Pete's

Peter Behringer, the ‘Peter’ of local company Peterbrooke Chocolatier, will celebrate the opening of his new All Natural Candy Shoppe, Sweet Pete’s, this weekend.

Peter, a twenty year chocolatier and candy maker, has dreamed of opening his own candy shoppe for years. In addition to the fine chocolates that Peter is known for, Sweet Pete’s also features hand pulled taffies, hard candies, homemade marshmallows, caramels, assorted candies, gummies, lollipops in all shapes and old time ice cream treats.

Sweet Pete’s products contain no artificial flavors, colors or high fructose corn syrup. The company also offers gluten free, vegan and organic sweets.
Sweet Pete’s is the only sweet shoppe in the southeast to offer vegan sundaes and 18 flavors of organic cotton candy which is made to order.

Peter loves old houses and quickly saw potential in a 100 year old Victorian house in Springfield.   Peter explains, “The house had such unique features, I could look at it and see the candy shoppe I dreamed of coming to life”.

Grand Opening

Thursday 8/5 5:00-9:00 pm
Candy Cocktail Lounge
Chocolate and Wine Pairing
Live Music
Pictures with Willy Wonka

Saturday 8/7 10:00-2:00 am
Willy Wonka Kids Party
Hands on Chocolate Demonstrations
Face Painting
Golden Ticket Give Aways
Pictures with Willy Wonka

(Both events are free to the public)

A Look Inside Sweet Pete's

Sweet Pete's is located in the Springfield Historic District at 1922 Pearl Street.

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Photos by Daniel Herbin