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Bubba’s Sweet Spot Hires Local Talent

Bubba’s Sweet Spot employees 15 members of the Pensacola community.

PENSACOLA, Fla., - Bubba’s Sweet Spot, which opens Friday, July 1, has announced the hiring of 15 talented members of the Pensacola community. This group has been busy setting up the Bubba’s Sweet Spot to provide Downtown Pensacola with a unique candy store and ice cream parlor. 


“We are very excited about the staff we have selected to be a part of our family,” said Jonathan Griffith, President of Studer Entertainment and Retail. “It’s our mission to improve the quality of live for the people of the Pensacola Metro Community. The first step to that is hiring a wide range of experienced people from Pensacola.”


Eric Grote, manager of Bubba’s Sweet Spot, brings extensive management experience in the hotel and service industry. Grote, a resident of Gulf Breeze, will lead a staff of 14 employees in providing every customer a special experience.

The staff spans high school and college students through retirees who are all connected to Pensacola. The opening day staff includes the following people:

Karen Bergan, Pensacola, Fla., student at University of West Florida

Abbi Bozeman, Pensacola, Fla., student at Washington High School

Kathryn Caro, Cantonment, Fla., graduate of Tate High School

Jade Christian, Pensacola, Fla., student at University of West Florida

Cathy Goddette, Pensacola, Fla.

Tracie Henrichsen, Pensacola, Fla.

Kathy Kirby, Pensacola, Fla.

William Lawson, Pensacola, Fla.

Rachel Nguyen, Pensacola, Fla., student at Booker T. Washington High School

Jake Pickert, Pensacola, Fla., graduate of University of West Florida

Olivia Reber – Pensacola, Fla., student at West Florida High School

Rachael Shimek, Pensacola, Fla., student at University of Central Florida

Molly Watson, Pensacola, Fla.

Terry Williams, Pensacola, Fla.,


Bubba’s Sweet Spot is located at 412 S. Palafox St. and is opened from 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.Monday-Saturday.


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