(St. Augustine, Fla.) – Peterbrooke Chocolatier (Peterbrooke), the premiere Florida-based confectioner transforming the art of fine European chocolate into a truly American experience, announced today that it has opened a new specialty retail shop in St. Augustine, Fla. at 604 Tingle Court in the Cobblestone Village shopping plaza. The new shop is part of Peterbrooke’s 2019 growth strategy as the brand eyes additional expansion across Florida and throughout the Southeastern United States.
The new Peterbrooke is owned and operated by St. Augustine residents and new Peterbrooke franchisees Piya and Joopjang Chavalit. Prior to franchising with Peterbrooke, Piya served as recruitment and human resource specialist in Chicago and his wife, Joopjang, was in the candy business. Joopjang will manage day-to-day operations and oversee the shop’s staff.
“As an aspiring entrepreneur, it’s always been a dream of mine to open a lucrative chocolate and candy business in my hometown,” said Joopchang Chavalit. “From the moment I first encountered Peterbrooke, I knew the brand’s mission of redefining old world handmade European chocolates with a modern neighborhood twist would resonate well with residents of St. Augustine. I’m thrilled to become a business owner with a company that provides me with the systems, procedures and knowledge needed to be successful. My family and I look forward to providing our customers with amazing chocolates and treats for many years to come.”
As part of its grand opening celebration on February 8, 2019 between 3:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m., and February 9, 2019 between 9:30 a.m. and 8:00 p.m., Peterbrooke will offer every guest who walks through the door a free 6-oz chocolate covered popcorn, which is one of the brand’s signature items. Additionally, guests will be afforded the opportunity to taste gelatos, sample gourmet chocolates, hand dip their own treats and even make their own chocolate bark.
The new St. Augustine Peterbrooke Chocolatier is located at 604 Tingle Court, St. Augustine, FL 32086. The shop is open Monday – Saturday, from 9:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Sunday from 10:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. To contact the shop directly, call 904-429-7391 or visit peterbrooke.com.