Recently, The Popcorn Shoppe, located at the Metro Centre, took to social media to share their struggles as a small business. Owners Matt George and Niki Duckworth explained that the winter season had been particularly slow, resulting in a significant decrease in sales.
The business was unable to pay employees, afford rent, or buy inventory. They urged the community to lend their support and expressed their gratitude for any help they received. The post received an overwhelming response, with over 500 reactions and 2,000 shares.
Other local businesses, such as Big Mike’s Donuts & Coffee, offered their support to The Popcorn Shoppe. Despite the challenges they were facing, The Popcorn Shoppe continued to offer a variety of gourmet popcorn flavors, lemon shake ups, freeze dried candy and other treats.
The business invited customers to take advantage of their specials and collaborate on fundraising events. 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 demonstrated the power of small businesses banding together to overcome challenges and succeed.