Your local candy store is not new, just improved Petaluma, CA
After 9 years in downtown Petaluma as Powell’s Sweet Shoppe, this locally owned candy store is getting a major face life. The owners of the Petaluma location of Powell’s felt it was time for a change and decided not to renew their 10-year franchise agreement. They will remain at the same spot in Theatre Square and will be an independent store called The Sweet Zone.
“We loved being an old fashion candy store and being part of this community, but we are very excited about the new store we are creating and we know the community is going to love the changes. Customers will still find all their favorite sweets, the same great staff and excellent customer service, now we get to do things the franchise would not let us do.”, says Monika Bomar, Owner/Operator
The Sweet Zone will still carry the same selection of candy but plans on adding more lose bulk candy, expanding the chocolate section by bringing in more local chocolatiers and adding a “Chocolate Club”. Plans include a slushie machine, new delicious confectionaries, and unique gift items all wrapped in a new colorful and upbeat appearance. Under the new store, The Sweet Zone will also save money by not being part of the franchise and plans on starting a scholarship with the PEF as well as working with Mentor Me and Petaluma Animal services.
“We have always donated to every non-profit that asks by donating gift certificates, now we want to do more for the community and these are some of our favorites. We will continue to honor any gift certificates we donated in the past.” said Will Bomar, Owner
The Sweet Zone is closed March 1st through March 10th for a major facelift and will reopen Friday March 11th. There will be a Grand Reopening Saturday March 12th starting at 11a; where the first 500 people will receive a custom gourmet chocolate bar and everyone will get a free gelato. All day there will be prizes, Beanboozle challenges, and a host of other giveaways.