New owner rehabs former Stone Spiral building, plans new café


A new café is planned for the location of the recently closed Stone Spiral Coffee and Curios (2500 Sutton Boulevard in Maplewood). The building has also been sold.

Doug Kassabaum sold the building to Dan Slavin, who owns other commercial properties in Maplewood. Maplewood City Council approved the café, Sweet Peaz, in its May 2 meeting.

Salvin called the building iconic, and said he imagines the new shop to be similar to Kaldi’s Coffee in the Demun neighborhood, a neighborhood shop that is also a destination spot. He said he is working out the lease details.

The entire building, including five apartments upstairs, is being rehabbed and updated. He said four out of the five tenants are staying.


  1. I hope they keep the original look of the building. So many buildings are being modernized and loosing their charm. And bring the old signs back- and Maplewood please plant some trees back in the sidewalks of downtown!

  2. Nice! I hate to see it empty. I hope the new business is inviting to those who frequent the park next door, as well as to the rest of the neighborhood.

  3. Loved walking to “Bob’s Market” to buy a Snickers bar and Bazooka bubble gum when I was a kid!

  4. Many precious memories of Stone Spiral. A unique coffeehouse that transported me back to the 60’s. Grateful for its—Doug’s—contributions to Maplewood. Sweet Peaz sounds promising.

  5. What happened to “Sweet Peas” vegetarian/vegan restaurant (from the Seedz restaurant people) previously slated to go into this space?

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