Popcorn ShopSeptember 26, 2008
Mmmmmm – falling leaves, commuter trains going by, and the smell of The Popcorn Shop. Nothin’ like it!!!
This is in downtown Wheaton, IL – where we grew up. This place is (was?) in the Guinnesss Book of World Records as the smallest shop. It was an alley that they made into a penny candy shop. This is where I first met Swedish Fish. You go in there, fill up a little white lunch sack with candy – and take it to the worker toward the back. They’d pour your candy out and count it up. They also made the popcorn in the back of the shop – the whitest yummiest popcorn ever – made in a big kettles.
We always stopped here on our way to the Wheaton Theater around the corner.