Peterbrooke Deal Needs to Be Sweet One for Taxpayers
Mathis, Karen Brune, The Florida Times Union
Byline: Karen Brune Mathis
It sounds so good, doesn't it? A chocolate factory downtown, possibly mingling its sweet scents with the roasting coffee aromas from the Maxwell House plant. But to avoid biting off more than they can chew, the city and Peterbrooke Chocolatier need to make sure the deal is a good one for taxpayers.
The deal has been cooking since May, when Jacksonville-based Peterbrooke proposed to buy the Haydon Burns Library and turn it into a chocolate factory and museum. Peterbrooke's proposal came in second during the city's bidding process, but moved to the front burner after the top bidder bowed out in November.
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