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Business Owner Spotlight: Sandy’s Popper

Sandy’s Popper, a Kenosha classic!


Downtown Kenosha is adorned by charming storefronts of gift shops, coffee stops, restaurants, and even a gourmet popcorn and ice cream shop! Sandy’s Popper is a nostalgic haven here on 6th Avenue in Downtown Kenosha filled with homemade popcorn, hand-scooped ice cream, and gourmet sweet treats! One step inside and the smell will tell you all you need to know about Sandy’s. Let’s put the spotlight on the co-owners of Sandy’s Popper and learn a little bit about them.

Q & A With Sandy and David:

Q1: When did you start your business?

A1:“May 2008.”

Q2: Where were you born and raised?

A2: David was born and raised here in Kenosha. Sandy was born in Sparta Wisconsin and grew up in Lake Geneva and Kenosha!

Q3: What is your favorite way to spend time downtown?

A3: Creating memories; as we have from our youth(s) in Downtown Kenosha.”

Q4: What is your favorite Downtown Event?

A4: “The Downtown Cruise! (aka Car Show)”

Q5: What is your favorite part about being located in Downtown Kenosha?

A5: “Walks, dining, scooping-the-loop.”

Q6: Are there any fun facts you’d like to share about your business?

A6: “We are the first popcorn shop and ice cream parlor Downtown in more than a generation.”

Q7: Any final thoughts you’d like to share?

A7: “We have 100+ varieties of homemade, small-batch gourmet popcorn; and 30+ flavors of hand-scooped Wisconsin-made ice cream. Come say hi!”

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Article written by Jenna Zeihen with the Visit Kenosha team

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