Peninsula 1A, the first phase of the redevelopment of the former Spofford Juvenile Detention Center into The Peninsula, opened this week with a ribbon-cutting celebration attended by stakeholders and community leaders. The 56,000 square-foot building will provide space for local entrepreneurs including bakers, coffee roasters, caterers, prepared foods producers, and more. Over 100 new jobs are expected over the next five years, turning the site that used to represent hurt and hopelessness into a place of opportunity and hope. More details about Peninsula 1A and a link to the ribbon-cutting video are available at Black Star News.