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Moto opens; SkinnyPop founder buys mansion
2015-11-10

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Moto opens in Loop

Moto Shop officially opened to the public Nov. 7 at Block 37, 108 N. State St.

Among other things, customers will be abel to create, customize and personalize their own Motorola devices. Moto Maker goes from online design studio to a mini hands-on workshop where people can choose among genuine leathers, real woods and a color palette to build a custom Moto X Pure Edition.

Also, people can put the world's first shatterproof phone to the test in the Drop Zone. In addition, the Moto 360 boutique offers smartwatch shopping.

Lastly, people can be photographed at the Moto Shoot set with the Moto X Pure Edition's 21-megapixel camera.

Among those at the Chicago opening Nov. 4 were Bill and Giuliana Rancic. PR photos

SkinnyPop founder, wife buy mansion

The LGBT co-founder of popcorn firm SkinnyPop is purchasing a $10.6 million home she's building in Lincoln Park, according to Crain's Chicago Business.

Pam Netzky—who, with a partner, sold a majority stake in Skokie-based SkinnyPop last year for $320 million—and her wife, Ashley, have paid almost $6 million for four houses on Dayton Street since September 2014 through a land trust. The couple is building a mansion in their place at a cost of $4.6 million.

Eight years ago, Netzky and Andrew Friedman launched Wells Street Popcorn. In 2010, the pair launched SkinnyPop, designed to be more healthful snack.


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