Downtown popcorn shop closes
BY NICOLE MARSHALL MIDDLETON World Scene Writer
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Premier Popcorn, a shop that opened in the fall downtown, has closed but the owner plans to open another location at Woodland Hills Mall next month.
The store’s main location is still at 3711 S. Harvard Ave., where they sell as many as 36 flavors of popcorn including flavors such as salt-and-vinegar, caramel apple, jalapeno cheddar and cinnamon bun.
The shop downtown opened between Main Street and Boulder Avenue on Fifth Street the first week in November. They made the popcorn at the location on Harvard and brought it over to sell in bags and tins of various sizes.
Owner Tom Phillips said the downtown business was not feasible and closed Friday.
Phillips said they plan to relocate to Woodland Hills Mall March 25.
Phillips was inspired to open the popcorn shop by the popularity of the caramel popcorn that his mother made for family members.