CANTON — The Quonset Hut is officially in its new home after months of planning and work.

That the store would move likely ranks among one of the area’s worst kept business secrets. Quonset Hut left the wood-frame building at 3235 Cleveland Ave. NW it has used for more than 20 years, for a larger home in the former Blair’s Cleaners at 3775 Cleveland Ave. NW at the corner of 38th Street Northwest.

It’s not the first time the Quonset Hut, which is marking 50 years in business, has moved. But throughout its existence, Cleveland Avenue Northwest has been where it could be found.

“We stayed in the neighborhood,” said Robin Kratzer, who co-owns the business with husband, Mark.

The new location more than doubles the retail floor space, Robin Kratzer said. Even better, she said, the new site offers ample office space and a warehouse.

It also allows Kratzer to offer a throwback, of sorts, to customers: Display windows.

Kratzer enlisted her friend Christine Ridgeway, an interior designer, to arrange displays for windows that wrap around the storefront. She likens it to the days when downtown retailers had display windows.

When customers enter the store, they will find a space stocked with essential oils, incense, candles and related items, as well as skateboards. The Kratzers lined the room’s rear wall with doors that once were part of a former Hoover family residence in what now is the Auburn Knolls neighborhood of North Canton.

A room to the left of the entrance provides expanded space for health and wellness items, including local honey, herbs, teas and CBD oils. The store’s jewelry, disc golf, darts and metaphysical product departments also are in that room.

A space in the back of the building — it had been the laundromat — now houses the adult section, which features smoking and vaping equipment, along with other items. Curtains will set off the adult section from the rest of the store, Kratzer said.

Outside, the building features throwbacks to past Quonset Hut locations.

The new roof is shaped to resemble the curve of the original building that gave the business its name. The exterior has red siding that resembles a location the retailer once had in Massillon. Squiggly lines have been painted in the parking lot to mark parking spaces.

“We’re trying to retain the vibe,” Kratzer said. Quonset Hut also had locations in Belden Village and Akron's Wallhaven area and a store in Parma as well.

In Canton, the Kratzers worked with Fred Olivieri Construction to transform the dry cleaner and laundromat into a retail store. A customer, Bill Griffith of Sol Harris/Day Architects, worked on the designs, Kratzer said.

Being in a larger location will let Quonset Hut increase its inventory and possibly add products, Kratzer said.

For many years, records, tapes and compact discs accounted for 80 percent of the business. That changed in the 2000s as people began downloading music to iPods and MP3 players. At that point, the original partners in the business decided to retire and in 2005 the Kratzers — Mark had been a part owner since the 1970s — bought the name and relaunched the business minus music.

But it’s possible a revived interest in vinyl records could help music return to the Quonset Hut, Robin Kratzer said.

The Kratzers acquired the former Blair’s location last year. The dry cleaners still has eight locations in Stark, Summit and Portage counties. Quonset Hut, meanwhile, has some vintage Blair’s signs displayed inside its new store.