From left, Owners of Pop Culture, Carlos Smith and Kendall Jackson. (Provided Photo)
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Pop Culture celebrates shop’s four years of providing gourmet popcorn

Homewood’s Pop Culture marked its four-year anniversary Oct. 8 by announcing a new flavor—Snake Bite, a spicy mix with Ghost Pepper.

The gourmet popcorn shop’s owners, Carlos Smith and Kendall Jackson, have been friends since they were teenagers. This friendship continued into adulthood. They would meet once a year to have a meal and discuss their lives. They both were administrators in the field of education. After more than 40 years of experience, they both decided to leave to pursue business. 

From left, Owners of Pop Culture, Carlos Smith and Kendall . . .

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  • Flossmoor Business Association open house, 5 to 7 p.m., downtown Flossmoor.


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