Popcorn store to open in Saint Paul within months
A unique and socially conscious venture is set to pop onto the scene in early 2024. Highland Popcorn, a non-profit popcorn shop with a focus on inclusivity and community, is preparing to open its doors in the heart of Highland Village Plaza.
Highland Popcorn goes beyond the typical popcorn experience. While offering a large array of flavors like butter, cheese, caramel, and seasonal specialties like peppermint crunch, the shop also boasts a welcoming atmosphere designed for lingering and connection. Founder Shamus O’Meara envisions it as a space where people can gather, relax, and savor not just the popcorn, but also the company.
Highland Popcorn stands out for its dedication to providing meaningful employment opportunities for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The shop’s workforce will be predominantly comprised of these individuals, fostering a sense of belonging and purpose within the community.
O’Meara emphasizes that Highland Popcorn is not simply a grab-and-go establishment. It’s designed to be a destination, a place to unwind and connect. The interior features a variety of seating options, from traditional chairs to benches to cozy pillows perched atop modular boxes, catering to diverse preferences and creating a welcoming ambiance for all.
Highland Popcorn is poised to become a vibrant addition to the Highland Park community, offering delicious treats, a welcoming atmosphere, and a commitment to social responsibility. The shop’s anticipated opening in late January or early February 2024 at 2138 Ford Pkwy is eagerly awaited by those seeking a unique and heartwarming experience.