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Sweet Pete's candy store moving downtown

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- For four years, Sweet Pete's candy store has occupied a Victorian-style home in Jacksonville's Springfield neighborhood, but soon they'll be leaving for downtown.

Pete Behringer and his wife Allison own Sweet Pete's and were just featured on CNBC's "The Profit."

It's a show hosted by millionaire entrepreneur and investor Marcus Lemonis.

Out of 10,000 applicants, Sweet Pete's was one of eight Lemonis chose to feature.

In the show, he points out the problems and hurdles facing the Behringers' business, and gives them advice.

He also invested $750,000 in the company and became a 50/50 partner.

"There is so much opportunity ahead of us now," Pete said. "This is life-changing."

Part of the change now will be packing up and leaving the cramped confines of the old, colorful house on Pearl Street in Springfield.

"Yeah, we'll miss this place a little bit," he said. "But we will not miss the kitchen."

They're looking to move into a building just down Pearl at the corner of W. Forsyth downtown.

He says this will give them more foot traffic, and more space.

Behringer said they hope to be moved into the new location within the next six months.


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