Pop Karma Opening Popcorn Store Today at 95 Orchard
That craving for high-end popcorn you didn’t know existed can now be sated. With il Laboratorio del Gelato having melted from the museum block long ago already, “artisanal” popcorn is ready to occupy 95 Orchard Street. Storefront flag for Pop Karma arrived last week, and the final window paper was deposed yesterday. That’s right, today marks the soft launch of the brand.
As first reported here three months ago, the operation “sources” from organic, “responsibly grown” ingredients and pops the kernels in the store proper. In addition, a recent press release indicates that Pop Karma inked a deal with Frank Organics to feature their olive oils in the popcorn product.
Apparently popping corn requires a “chef consultant” as well. For that position, Pop Karma brought in Frenchman Stephane Lemagnen, who most recently worked at the trendy Cafe Boulud.