Sweet Pete's candy store reopens Black Friday after repairs

Downtown sweet shop opens 9:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.


JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – One of Jacksonville's most popular candy shops reopened Friday morning.

Sweet Pete's is making Black Friday even sweeter by opening its doors from 9:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.

The downtown store, located on the corner of of Hogan and Duval streets, temporarily closed for building repairs in August. Heavy rains and condensation caused serious damage. 

"It’s just over 100 years old, the building is very, very old," teh shop's assistant retail manager April Schlegel said. "It’s downtown, we needed to get a lot of repairs done to it and give it a facelift."

The repairs were financially too much for The Candy Apple Cafe, which operated in the same building. As a result, the owners had to close its doors for good. 

The return of Sweet Pete's comes with new and exciting changes.

The candy shop has new events spaces, play areas, shops and new a grille.

"We’ve done a lot of building renovations and really kind of rearranged everything from the bottom floor all the way up," Schlegel said. "We’re really excited to see our customers again."

Customers can sign up for email alerts or stay updated on the store through the Sweet Pete’s Candy Facebook page or sweetpetescandy.com.