Happy New Year from Garrett Popcorn Shops®!

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Jan 012012

Garrett Popcorn Shops

2011 was a popping year for Garrett Popcorn Shops®! In between hand-crafted batches of CheeseCorn and CaramelCrisp® and with the generosity of our customers, we ran charitable programs to support The HistoryMakers, A Silver Lining Foundation, Chicago Public Schools, The Boys & Girls Clubs, and Save the Children’s Japan Earthquake Tsunami Children in Emergency Fund.

In 2011, we were at Taste of Chicago, Magnificent Mile Lights Festival, Winter Wonderfest and around town at the Chicago Latino Film Festival. Garrett also partnered with hometown band, Wilco, to support support Jane Addams Hull House Association and to promote Wilco’s new album The Whole Love with a commemorative tin.

We expanded our Shops in 2011, including a move on November 21 from 2 West Jackson Shop to a more spacious location at 27 West Jackson. And on December 22, we opened our first stand-alone Shop at 737 East 87th Street. 87th Street was the tenth Shop to open in Chicago and the first to include a public arts project: Global Intellect by artist Rahmaan Statik. We grew internationally, too, with new Garrett Shops opening in Singapore, Malaysia and Hong Kong.

Garrett Popcorn Shops® would like to thank our fans and customers from around the world for a wonderful 2011. We wish you all a happy, healthy and prosperous 2012!

Dec 232011
Opening Day at 87th/Cottage Grove

First customer Legerald Rice and his wife Telesa pose with the Garrett team

Congratulations to Legerald Rice, the first customer at the new Garrett Popcorn Shop at 737 East 87th Street! Rice showed up at 6:45 yesterday morning and stood in line for over four hours before we opened the doors for customers.

As a thank you for supporting us at our new location, Rice received a package which included a one gallon Signature Blue tin of our famous Chicago Mix, a commemorative photo of the Global Intellect mural signed by Rahmaan Statik, a gift card, Chocolate Covered CaramelCrisp® with Almonds, a red and white striped Garrett holiday scarf and Santa hat, a Garrett Popcorn Shop® fleece and long-sleeved t-shirt, and other assorted goodies.

Again, thanks to Rice and to all our fans who came to support our opening day!