Sia Bassil, owner of the Carmelcorn Shop, 62 Centre Square, and her 55-year-old popcorn machine show how it's done. She explained the long history of the shop:
"We opened in 1931. It was owned by a gentleman and his wife, John and Ruth Dougherty, and then I worked for them in '77. I stayed on, and in 1986 he sold it to Richard Bascomb, and then I bought it from him in 1996."
"So what makes you love owning the shop?"
"Well, it's all I knew how to do growing up; I was 14 when I started, and he was up in years and he told me a lot about what he does. I like it, I love the people, you have that one-on-one communication with the customers, and I just love the business. no two days are the same. Every day's something different."
"How do you keep from eating everything in the shop?"
"Oh, I think the smells overwhelm me. The aroma is what fills you up!"
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