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Beloved Peoria candy shop closing its doors Friday

The Nut House in Peoria
The Nut House in Peoria(25 News/Heart of Illinois ABC)
Published: May. 26, 2022 at 4:37 PM CDT
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PEORIA (Heart of Illinois ABC) - A staple of Peoria’s Main Street is closing its doors Friday at 4 p.m.

A beloved candy shop in Peoria, The Nut Shop has had a few locations downtown in the last century. It has been at its current location since the 1970s.

Store owner Janey Scott says since COVID-19, a majority of the people who normally work downtown were working from home - leading to fewer people stopping by.

“Downtown is growing in different avenues - there are great restaurants and nightlife but as far as retail, there’s not a lof of foot traffic for the retail business,” she said.

Despite closing its iconic physical location, The Nut House will continue to offer online sales and delivery at its sister store in Northwoods Mall - Jane’s Sweet Addictions.

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