GRANTS PASS, Ore. – It’s the end of an era for a Grants Pass business. The owners of Blind George’s Popcorn & News Stand announced Friday that the shop is officially closing at its current location. Blind George’s has been in business since 1922. The current owners put it up for sale nine months ago.
Just last week, owner Jack Smith told NBC5 News the store had a dozen potential buyers. However, in Facebook post Friday the owners wrote that they were unable to sell the store at its current location due to events out of their control. They wrote that the name and contents of the store can still be sold, but would have to be moved to a new location.
For those hoping to get one more bag of popcorn, the shop’s last day is January 15th.
Jennifer Elliott anchors the primetime newscast FOX26 First News at Ten on NBC5’s partner station, KMVU/FOX26. She also reports for NBC5 News. Jennifer began her career at NBC5 News in 2011 as a production assistant. Raised in Southern Oregon, she studied voice and piano while attending South Medford High School. After graduating from Brigham Young University, she returned home and added organ playing to her musical repertoire. In addition to her musical talents, Jennifer is an award-winning artist. She has also co-hosted Southern Oregon’s Got Talent. Jennifer is married and the mother of three children who keep her busy and very happy.