Melanie (Pete) Primasing Simply Divine Candy and Gift Shop

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When Malanie (Pete) Primasing was five years old, she wanted to do two things when she grew up: be a hairdresser and own a candy shop.

“It didn’t take long for me to get bored after I retired,” she says, “I knew I wasn’t going to do hair, so I opened up a candy store. How many people get to say that do what they wanted to when they were five?”

Who hasn’t been tempted into Simply Divine on a stroll down 3rd Ave in downtown Cedar Rapids? Or maybe after a show at the Paramount? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
“I’m a twin, and Dad always called us Pete and Repeat. That’s why I have Pete for a nickname.”

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