Jan 162012
 

Last November, artist Rahmaan Statik created a piece for the new Garrett Popcorn Shop® at 737 East 87th Street. It took two weeks to finish Global Intellect, but you can watch the mural unfold in this five minute time lapse video.

If you have trouble viewing, the video is available on Youtube here.

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 202011
 

87th/Cottage Grove

“Educate your children, make the world a better place,” says Rahmaan Statik, the artist Garrett Popcorn Shops commissioned to create the mural, Global Intellect. The theme is strongly represented throughout the work and Statik is “Happy to share a positive influence in an area that has influenced me.”

Come see the vivid color and imagery along the new neighborhood Shop at 87th/Cottage Grove on Thursday, December 22!