Skip to main content

Redmon's Popcorn had a roller coaster of a December.

The small New Hope shop, launched in early 2021 by former barber Zack Redmon, was featured on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, only for Redmon to shut down the retail space two days later over a county licensing issue.

But things are looking up for Redmon's Popcorn, which is not only back in business at the Winnetka Avenue storefront, but got a second Colbert bump — including an ad in Times Square.

In a segment on Wednesday's The Late Show, Colbert recaps everything that has happened to Redmon's Popcorn since the first segment (with its luxury vehicle-inspired commercial featuring Redmon) aired on Nov. 30. 

"As saddened as I was to hear this," Colbert said of the shop's closure, "tonight, I have some good news. Redmon's Popcorn has resolved their issues and is now officially back in business."

Redmon's Popcorn reopened on Dec. 17 after Redmon said he got the licensing sorted out and his shop in the building up to code. He also got a hand from New Hope Cinema Grill, and is using their commercial kitchen to make his popcorn, CCX Media reported

To celebrate this resurgence, Colbert and The Late Show got Redmon's Popcorn some (very brief) ad time in New York City's Times Square Wednesday, as well as a website plug from the talk show host.

Sign up: Subscribe to our BREAKING NEWS newsletters

Redmon went live on Facebook during the show, giving big thanks to the show once again and showing his phone as it almost immediately started to ring once the segment ended.

"I don't even know how to explain it," he told the camera. "It's surreal. ... I appreciate all you guys. This is crazy."

The demand for Redmon's Popcorn — featuring flavors such as cheese, hot BBQ, and cookies and cream — has continued, with Redmon's Popcorn saying Wednesday evening he can't keep up.

"Believe me you guys I’m really trying.... It’s just a lot for one ☝️ man but I will keep doing my best to make it some I can start shipping again!!!!" he wrote.

Next Up

holy angels high school j nelson

Update: Holy Angels evacuated over bomb threat, school says

Someone left a voicemail early Tuesday suggesting there was an explosive device.

radio station, microphone

Convicted stalker charged with harassment of another DJ at The Current

He pleaded guilty to similar charges involving the DJ's colleague back in 2015.

Mall of America exterior Tyler Vigen Wikimedia COmmons

10 new shops, food stops at Mall of America

Donuts, K-fashion, model cars — the new tenants cover a lot of bases.

Gophers basketball

Gophers fall below roster minimum, postpone Penn State game

It is "due to internal COVID-19 protocols within the Golden Gopher program."

Raheem Morris

Report: Vikings request interview with Rams' Raheem Morris

Morris was once the youngest head coach in the NFL at 33 years old.

train crossing S Boardman Ave, New York Mills, Minnesota - August 2013 crop GSV

Sheriff: Drunk driver crashed trying to 'beat the train'

The BNSF train slammed into the side of the driver's car.

ambulance

Man run over after parking dispute leads to road rage crash

The two groups fought about parking prior to the crash.

hwy 41 engler boulevard crash crop

Deadly crash shuts down small stretch of Chaska highway for hours

A driver crossed over the center median and hit another vehicle.

covid test 6

You can now order 4 free at-home COVID tests from the government

Tests will ship for free within 7-12 days, according to the White House.

covid-19

Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Tuesday, January 18

Minnesota has reached 11,000 COVID-19 deaths.

1114_LA-116

Vikings must continue building out receiving corps in 2022

Justin Jefferson headlines a young, promising group, but more depth is still needed

Related

redmons popcorn colbert 2

Support grows for Redmon's Popcorn after shop's sudden closure

The county also commented on the situation, saying it hopes to help owner Zack Redmon.

Redmons Popcorn Colbert screengrab

Popcorn shop featured on 'The Late Show' has to close 2 days later

A county inspection after the national TV appearance found code violations.

joey meatballs facebook

2 new eateries open Thanksgiving week at Rosedale's food hall

It includes the launch of a brand new build-your-own salad concept.

Mall of America exterior Tyler Vigen Wikimedia COmmons

10 new shops, food stops at Mall of America

Donuts, K-fashion, model cars — the new tenants cover a lot of bases.

emily's bakery hastings facebook

115-year-old, family-run Twin Cities bakery to close this month

The owners of Emily's Bakery & Deli revealed the news Tuesday.

kimmel morari screengrab collage

Watch: Jimmy Kimmel mocks men's sex aid made by MN company

"This is an app I won't be [down]loading," Kimmel said.

betty and earls biscuits facebook

Jason Matheson's biscuit shop to briefly close ahead of relaunch

The business is partnering with a local baker and will become B&E Featuring Sweets By Diane.