UPDATE – MAY 31, 2019
A few weeks ago, MySaline told you that Pookie’s Popcorn of Bryant would expand to open a second location in Benton. The owner, Kim Simmons, and her staff and family have be working hard on the newest location at 108 N. East St. in the downtown Benton area and now we can tell you they will be open for business for their first day on Monday, June 3rd from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. See their social media post and previous articles below.
ORIGINAL – MAY 3, 2019
A Bryant snack company has done great business since they opened so now they are expanding with a second store in downtown Benton at 108 N. East St.
Pookie’s Popcorn has been at 206 North Reynolds Road in Bryant for about two years now. We first reported on their flavored popcorn and various candy offerings in June 2017. Owner Kim Simmons has been looking for the right location and tried a place in a mall in Little Rock, but it just wasn’t a good fit, so she kept looking. Maybe you have seen their many flavors of bagged popcorn at shopping events or maybe you’ve received some as a gift.
This is a great addition to downtown and the best kind of business is the one that’s creating jobs. On that note, Simmons is hiring at both locations. See details in their social media post embedded below. I’ll have an update later on when they plan to open and more. Related: Snacks are Popping up at this New Bryant Store www.mysaline.com/pp-bryant