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!

Nov 262011
 

Wilco The Whole Love

Congrats to Meredith Bay, the winner of the random drawing for a pair of tickets to the sold-out December 12 Wilco show in Chicago at the Civic Opera House!

Thanks to everyone who shared how they plan to give back to the community this holiday season, and to those who purchased The Whole Love Bundle. Your contributions will go to the Jane Addams Hull House Association, supporting our local community and making the season brighter for all.

Nov 162011
 

Wilco The Whole Love

This month, Garrett Popcorn Shops® and Wilco are teaming up to benefit the Jane Addams Hull House Association. Charity and community outreach are important for us all, and particularly through the holiday season. We would love to know, what are your charitable plans before the year ends?

To enter the random drawing for the chance to win a pair of tickets, (2 tickets) to the sold-out December 12 Wilco show in Chicago at the Civic Opera House, leave a comment on this blog post! That’s it! If you want to enter a second time, then send a tweet to @GarrettPopcorn with the hashtag #WholeLoveBundle.

Winner chosen by a random number generator on 11/23/11, 5pm CST. Winner is responsible for any lodging or travel considerations. No purchase necessary to win. See official rules here.