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The Peanut Shoppe, Akron

4.8
#10 of 38 in Things to do in Akron
Gift & Specialty Shop · Hidden Gem · Shopping
203 South Main Street

Akron, Ohio 44308

330-376-7020

The Peanut Shoppe was originally a Planter's Peanut Store. In the 1920's, the store was located on Main Street across from what is now the Cascade Plaza. In the 1930's the store moved to 176 South Main Street next to the Lowe's Theater (now the Civic Theater). In 2004, the Peanut Shoppe moved to 203 South Main Street, across from the Civic Theater, which is it's current location.

Joe Lamasone managed the store in the 1950's and bought it in the 1960's. Jack Ashbrook bought the Peanut Shoppe in 1980 and was the owner until 1998. Keeping it in the family, Jack's daughter, Marge Klein, is the present owner and plans to keep the shoppe operating forever. We love our customers.
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  • A major jewel in Downtown Akron, I've been coming here off and on for over 30 years and I've never been disappointed. The prices are reasonable and all of the nuts are fresh.  more »
  • Everyone one there is so nice. I have been going for years. They have super fresh nuts and candy, it is like stepping back in time.  more »
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  • My grandpa loved this place when he was alive and took us as kids. We still go now because the prices are amazing and so is the staff. They are such fantastic people. I started buying all my dried fruit and nut from them and make special trips. Im trying to make it a weekly outing for us. Hopefully, the awful construction can finish at some point to its easier to get here!
  • Small old world Peanut Shop with candy drink and ice cream options but not an ice cream shop

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