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Sweet Pete's Opens in Springfield
« on: August 05, 2010, 04:18:03 AM »
Sweet Pete's Opens in Springfield



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.

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Re: Sweet Pete's Opens in Springfield
« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2010, 07:53:41 AM »
Cool... this warrants a visit!
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Re: Sweet Pete's Opens in Springfield
« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2010, 08:15:16 AM »
what are their hours of operation?

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Re: Sweet Pete's Opens in Springfield
« Reply #3 on: August 05, 2010, 08:19:02 AM »
Very impressive!   If you take your kids there, they might never leave though
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Re: Sweet Pete's Opens in Springfield
« Reply #4 on: August 05, 2010, 08:20:21 AM »
Awesome!  If I had kids, they would love it.  I think you've got to be high when picking the colors to mimic Alice in Wonderland - but it definitely works.  Great job.

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Re: Sweet Pete's Opens in Springfield
« Reply #5 on: August 05, 2010, 08:57:08 AM »
Pete was out at Art Walk last night....making cotton candy!

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Re: Sweet Pete's Opens in Springfield
« Reply #6 on: August 05, 2010, 09:07:35 AM »
what are their hours of operation?

If I remember correctly it is like 10 or 11 until 7PM at this time and closed on Mondays, but they did tell us they were looking to stay open until later possibly 8 pm.

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Re: Sweet Pete's Opens in Springfield
« Reply #7 on: August 05, 2010, 09:20:49 AM »
What a pioneering spirit! Imagine if there was a whole row of kids oriented shop-homes here, nearby the refurbished Springfield park. Maybe a merry go round somewhere nearby or kids ride. Is city kidz nearby? Maybe the city can do something to incentivize this area as sort of kids attraction. Maybe another house is a classic arcarde. Maybe another is a classic FUN HOUSE. Etc, etc.

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Re: Sweet Pete's Opens in Springfield
« Reply #8 on: August 05, 2010, 09:30:25 AM »
Wow-we can't wait to check this place out!
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Re: Sweet Pete's Opens in Springfield
« Reply #9 on: August 05, 2010, 09:36:40 AM »
This looks insane!!

Can't wait to stop by and try some of Pete's creations.  Based on pictures and the bit about the sundaes, I'm assuming there is a small soda shop inside??  That would be a great place to spend a Saturday afternoon.

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Re: Sweet Pete's Opens in Springfield
« Reply #10 on: August 05, 2010, 09:39:41 AM »
What about the other homes nearby - are they zoned for business also? Make the whole block a carnival of fun and historic homes.

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Re: Sweet Pete's Opens in Springfield
« Reply #11 on: August 05, 2010, 09:41:20 AM »
Most properties on Pearl are zone CRO, commercial/residential

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Re: Sweet Pete's Opens in Springfield
« Reply #12 on: August 05, 2010, 10:15:13 AM »
Their chocolate creations are every bit as good as Peterbrooke and the sea salt caramels are addictive.

I have not tried any of their hard candies...YET!

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Re: Sweet Pete's Opens in Springfield
« Reply #13 on: August 05, 2010, 10:27:53 AM »
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Imagine if there was a whole row of kids oriented shop-homes here, nearby the refurbished Springfield park. Maybe a merry go round somewhere nearby or kids ride. Is city kidz nearby? Maybe the city can do something to incentivize this area as sort of kids attraction. Maybe another house is a classic arcarde. Maybe another is a classic FUN HOUSE. Etc, etc.

What a GREAT idea.  Peyton wanted to do something similiar to the Landing, but this would be MUCH more appropriate location. Chattanooga has a turn of the century Merry Go Round that is a real draw.  R.E. is cheap in the area right now, so NOW is the time to try somehting like this. 
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Re: Sweet Pete's Opens in Springfield
« Reply #14 on: August 05, 2010, 03:49:16 PM »
i hope there's a chocolate river inside the house and shnozberry flavored wallpaper!