Downtown’s oldest retail business plans to reopen next month –

The owners of the city’s oldest downtown businesses have put a date on it: The Peanut Shoppe is expected to reopen by Nov. 7.

The store, which is located at 21 E. State St., temporarily closed for construction May 7, meaning it will have been closed for half a year.

The storefront halted curbside pickup on Sept. 1 while owners left for a trip to Europe. A statement posted to the business’ Facebook page yesterday addressed the store’s reopening and curbside pickup services, which is being offered once again.


“We are happy to be home and have resumed curbside,” the statement reads. “The construction continues, but they say we will open by Nov. 7. Can’t wait.”

The Peanut Shoppe originally was originally opened in 1936 by Planters Peanuts. It is now privately owned, and has been serving Columbus patrons for more than 85 years.

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