For years I have stopped at Peases Candy Shoppes. For years I stopped at the Laurel location in Springfield and would buy penny candy and put it in paper bags for the kids when they were young. Later I would buy candy apples for my husband Keith when he was in the fields. and sometimes when they were lucky, I would bring home a chocolate egg filled with candy for Easter. Yes, Peases has been a family tradition for years. But I had never seen Peases with all the glitz and glamour before a visit the relatively new westside location Peases at Bunn Gourmet.
Even though a new store, Peases reminds visitors that they are not new with their motto on their website, “Local Since Lincoln”.
The website explains all the wonderful things this new location has to offer. When I stopped by during a visit for a story I am working on for Senior News & Times about local places to eat and get dessert during the Illinois State Fair, Jeff Berg of Visit Springfield and I were blown away by the magnitude of the site. You can pretty much do it all!
On the website they state, ” BUNN Gourmet will be a destination spot for Springfield shoppers to enjoy a variety of unique experiences. Our guests will be able to watch candy being made in our chocolate theatre, enjoy a great espresso drink, savor a piece of gourmet chocolate or bring the children in for a selection of their favorite sweet treats. On a chilly day, guests can enjoy a great cup of coffee or a glass of interesting wine in front of a warm fireplace. An outdoor patio will set the stage for lingering conversations over a great cup of coffee or ice-cold craft beer in the summer. ”
I was pretty impressed with my piece of chocolate and a sign saying over the weekend there was live music. Eat, have some dessert, a glass of wine and listen, sounds good to me!
Check out the website for more information at https://www.bunngourmet.com/category/Bunn-Gourmet/Visit-Our-Store.