@ Loves Local Heading to Downers Grove’s Wells Street Popcorn
This is going to be a delicious first for @ Loves Local: popcorn! We’re excited to bring @ Loves Local to Wells Street Popcorn’s Downers Grove location on Monday, March 22nd. Popped to perfection, you’ll find a variety of flavors that even include family recipes from the 1930s!
Wells Street Popcorn’s owner, Jonathan N. Kaufman, gave us an inside scoop on how they got started, popcorn all-stars, and what would pair perfectly with a fresh pop.
@properties: What inspired you to get into the popcorn business?
Jonathan N. Kaufman: In 2007 when the market was crashing, we dug up an old family recipe from the 1930s. Everyone agreed it was superior to our competitors. We modernized the recipe, and off we went! SkinnyPop was born from our Kettle Corn recipe.
@properties: Wells Street Popcorn has 3 locations across Chicagoland. We’ll be visiting your Downers Grove location. Was there anything in particular that drew you to this location?
JK: We wanted to be a part of a community. We wanted to bring smiles together, and share our product with a community that we knew would support a small business. Because we are peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, and Gluten Free, we have gained a lot of support from those who have these certain food allergies.
@properties: For @ Loves Local, we’re offer a small bag of popcorn. With delicious flavors like Caramel, Cheese, Traditional, and Kettle Corn, what would you recommend trying?
JK: The Chicago Mix, is the caramel and cheese mix. This is most popular flavor. Our non-dairy flavors include Buttered, Kettle Corn, and Plain popcorn.
@properties: We noticed you also offer other treats in your shop! Is there anything that goes particularly well with popcorn? (All of it is of course an acceptable answer!)
JK: Ice Cream bars and slushees are always a fun addition!
When ordering, mention @properties or @ Loves Local on Monday, March 22nd between 12pm and 2pm for a small bag of popcorn (flavor of your choice) on the @ tab*. Wells Street Popcorn is located at 5124 Main St, Downers Grove, IL 60515. Be sure to follow @atproperties and @wellsstreetpopcorn on Instagram and use our hashtag #AtLovesLocal when you visit.
Limit one small bag of popcorn per person. When visiting, please respect others by wearing a mask and maintaining a 6-foot distance.