New Story: Seminole Club / Sweet Pete’s

How does the building that housed Florida’s longest-lasting good ol’ boys’ club become home to a candy maker?

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Partially by way of reality-TV. Theodore Roosevelt spoke from the front porch. “Bachelors’ quarters” kept prostitution covert for club members. Women weren’t admitted to the Seminole Club, nor allowed up from the first floor.


Now Peter Behringer will use the 23,000 square-foot building to teach elementary school kids science through making candy. And maybe a future president will stop by.

The Seminole Club becomes Sweet Pete’s.

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