Pookie’s Popcorn has been at 206 North Reynolds Road in Bryant since July 2017, but that’s about to change. Owner Kim Simmons has been looking for a better location since access to the shop became more difficult in 2018. The City of Bryant made road improvements which included placing a median (traffic divider) in an inconvenient spot for Pookie’s shoppers. It meant that in order for customers to come in from the north, they must drive to the next cross street and turn around in a the parking lot of a neighboring business.
The store persevered through the ordeal, hoping to get the road changed, but in the end, they decided to move to a location at 5311 Highway 5 North in Suite 240. That’s in Bryant next to Sumo and Casa Mexicana. This is the former location for Papa Murphy’s Pizza. If all goes well, expect Pookie’s to be open there by late-January.