The Little Popcorn Store, Wheaton

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A cherished landmark in the heart of downtown Wheaton, Illinois at 111 1/4 Front Street – The Little Popcorn Shore (aka Little Popcorn Shop) is perhaps one of the most loved and narrowest stores in the Chicagoland area measuring 49 inches wide by 60 feet long.

In the 1920’s, Wheaton resident E. Claire Brown placed a roof over what was formerly an alleyway between two buildings. Turning the new space into a store, he called it the In-Between Store and sold popcorn and penny candy.

Today, stepping into the store’s small, quaint space is like walking into a Norman Rockwell painting. Popcorn is still freshly popped, candy lines the wall, and locals greet each other warmly while welcoming newcomers to this very special place called The Little Popcorn Shore.
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  • I had a little time and was walking the streets of downtown Wheaton. I remembered this store from when I had grown up. There it was! Just a tiny little shop, with all kinda of candy, but the smell was...  more »
  • This little candy & popcorn shop has been a favorite for generations. It’s a narrow little hallway of a store, with a wall full of candy jars for patrons to fill their bags. Just remember “You Drop It...  more »

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