The Peanut Shoppe

The Peanut Shoppe
203 South Main Street

There are very few retail stores on Main Street in downtown Akron, but The Peanut Shoppe has been a mainstay since it opened in the 1930s. Owner Margie Klien has been the manager since her father Jack Ashbrook retired in 1998 and she continues to maintain the same nostalgic appeal that has kept it open for so long. The store originally operated on the west side of Main right next to the Civic Theater until 2006 when it moved across the street. Luckily the little shoppe hasn’t lost any of its charm. The walls are covered with photos of Akron athletes, including several decades of the Soap Box Derby. Visitors can have their pick of dozens of nuts and candies and even have natural peanut, almond, and cashew butter made to order. Peanuts are still processed in the original roasters that were purchased when the shoppe opened as a Planters Peanut Store more than seventy years ago.


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2 Responses to “The Peanut Shoppe”

  1. Mike Says:

    Great post! The Peanut Shop is so cool…I just wish they were open nights!

  2. Crystal Says:

    I am from Nashville and love to come to Akron to visit store every time!! Once a year:)

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