The Popcorn Shoppe, located at the Metro Centre, has been facing significant struggles as a small business. The owners, Matt George and Niki Duckworth, have expressed that the winter season has been particularly slow, resulting in a decrease in sales.
The business has been unable to pay their employees or afford rent and inventory due to the slow sales. They turned to social media to express their plight and urged the community for support. Their post received an overwhelming response with over 500 reactions and 2,000 shares.
Local businesses such as Big Mike’s Donuts & Coffee offered their support to help The Popcorn Shoppe through these difficult times. Despite the challenges they continue to offer a variety of gourmet popcorn flavors, lemon shake ups, freeze-dried candy, and other treats.
The business is currently collaborating on fundraising events and inviting customers to take advantage of their specials. After receiving an overwhelming amount of support from the community, The Popcorn Shoppe provided an update expressing their gratitude for the outpouring of support while also emphasizing the ongoing need for continued assistance to stabilize their business.
The story of The Popcorn Shoppe has resonated with the local community and demonstrates the power of small businesses banding together to overcome challenges and succeed.