What’s been missing from the historic Grove Arcade amid all the great shops, restaurants and services? A great popcorn place, of course.
Poppy Hand-Crafted Popcorn is now serving a dozen delectable flavors of popcorn in its new store inside the Grove Arcade near the Battery Park entrance. A few specials also will be offered each week (see Poppy on Facebook for those), along with some drinks and sweet treats from Ruth & Ranshaw. Poppy’s current hours are 10-6 Monday through Saturday.
Describing itself as “Asheville’s only hand-crafted popcorn shop,” Poppy has had a popular store on Merrimon Avenue in North Asheville for several years. But Grove Arcade seemed the ideal place to also establish a shop downtown, Poppy owner Ginger Frank said.
“We are so excited to be ‘popping’ into the Grove Arcade!” Frank said. “After many requests from our customers to come to downtown, we’ve found the perfect spot for us. We love the history and feel of Grove Arcade, and are thrilled to be a part of this downtown community.
“We’ll still be popping all our corn at our shop on Merrimon Avenue, but now we’ll be able to offer treats to our downtown friends as well as to the many visitors to Asheville each year.”
Poppy uses non-GMO popcorn and all-natural ingredients in creating its “delicious and decadent flavors,” with choices in categories ranging from savory to candied to premium and chocolate. The store offers snacks in many different sizes of bags and tins, as well as custom popcorn bars, corporate gifts, staff appreciation and wholesale options, fundraising opportunities and more. Poppy invites everyone to stop by for a free sample, and to see its website or call its Grove Arcade number at 828-707-7536 for more information.