Eddie and Irene Sweda bring their treats to Riverside's Stockton Street in Jacksonville, FL, with the opening of Tres Leches Bakery Café, according to MetroJacksonville.com.
Established in February 2011, Tres Leches is based on the belief that there is nothing more important in life than loved ones and there is not a better way to show them care & love than through meals. According to their website, a warm & cozy meal say more than words can describe and special sweet treats can bring the best out of people.
The decision to relocate their business to Riverside was a swift one. Known for their cakes and desserts, the bakery opened its doors at 1839 North Pearl Street in Springfield in February 2011. While foot traffic and visibility was minimal on Pearl Street, the bakery's popularity increased once it became a fixture on Saturdays at the Riverside Arts Market. As a result, according to owner Eddie Sweda, a significant portion of their business was being generated by Riverside residents.
The opportunity to relocate to Stockton Street came as a result of Bakery Moderne closing their retail operation at 869 Stockton Street at the end of July. While on Facebook, Sweda came across this news and was the first to inquire about taking over the bakery's recently deserted storefront. In a matter of weeks, with the help of local investors, the possibility of a higher profile location became a reality.