John Cassimus (engineer)

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This article is about the metallurgical engineer and former owner of Peanut Place. For others with the same name, see John Cassimus (disambiguation)

John Cassimus is a retired metallurgical engineer and owner of the 2016 Morris Avenue building and it's antique peanut roasters.

Cassimus is the son of former Peanut Depot owner Alex Cassimus and grandson of its founder, D. J. Cassimus, an emmigrant from Greece. In 2016, after the current owner of Peanut Depot moved from the building, Cassimus opened Peanut Place and began looking for a new tenant. In 2018, he leased the building to the owners of Alabama Peanut Co..


  • Van der Bijl, Hanno (May 2, 2018) "New peanut shop moves into iconic Morris Avenue space." Birmingham Business Journal
  • Robertson, Terri (May 4, 2018) "Alabama Peanut Co. leases historic Morris Avenue location." BhamNow
  • Carlton, Bob (March 6, 2019) "Keeping an Alabama peanut tradition alive, 111 years later." The Birmingham News