More change is coming to Downtown Lansing.

The owner of the longtime Lansing small business, The Peanut Shop, is officially retiring. Don't worry though, the Lansing State Journal reports that The Peanut Shop isn't closing. Thankfully we don't have to add them to the ever-growing list of businesses in Lansing that have closed this year.

New Owners for The Peanut Shop in Downtown Lansing

In a letter posted to The Peanut Shop's Facebook page, owner Tammy Melser said that "it's with mixed emotions that I share the news that I'll be retiring from The Peanut Shop." You can read the whole letter in the post below.


Although Melser is retiring, that does not mean that the Downtown Lansing business is shutting its doors. In fact, owner Tammy was sure to let us know in her Facebook post that the two new owners plan on keeping the store open and true to itself while still making improvements, like getting the store online.

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The Peanut Shop has been in Downtown Lansing for what seems like forever. According to the Lansing State Journal, the Peanut Shop is one of the last standing places that was an original Planters Peanuts place.

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When thinking of Christmas gifts this year, if you want to support local Lansing businesses, the Peanut Shop is a great choice. They offer way more than just peanuts, too. You could make someone their very own personalized "trail mix" that you made yourself, filled with a variety of nuts, candies, and more.

There are plenty of opportunities to shop small and local this season. Check out some Lansing gift ideas in the gallery below.

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The holidays are fast approaching and there are some people on your list that might be a bit hard to find that perfect gift for. Here, we love to shop local and think there are some pretty neat places around Lansing for you to find something for everyone on your list.

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