• Fri. Feb 23rd, 2024

Popcorn Shoppe’s Struggles Highlight the Power of Community Support and Small Business Resilience


Feb 13, 2024
Local community rallies around Peoria business in response to support request

The Popcorn Shoppe, a small business located at the Metro Centre, has been struggling during the winter season. Owners Matt George and Niki Duckworth shared on social media that they have been facing difficulties in paying employees, affording rent and buying inventory due to low sales.

The community responded with an outpouring of support as the post received over 500 reactions and 2,000 shares. Local businesses such as Big Mike’s Donuts & Coffee offered their assistance to help The Popcorn Shoppe overcome these challenges.

Despite the struggles, The Popcorn Shoppe continues to offer a variety of gourmet popcorn flavors, lemon shake-ups, freeze-dried candy and other treats. Customers are encouraged 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’s struggle has resonated with the local community, demonstrating the power of small businesses banding together to overcome challenges and succeed.

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