Rocket Fizz opens first Michigan location, throwback concept with glass-bottled sodas and candy

Source - Daily Tribune
Published - Aug 18, 2017
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Rocket Fizz opens first Michigan location, throwback concept with glass-bottled sodas and candy

Rocket Fizz Owner Mark Fogarasi and daugter Rebecca, store manager, organizing some boxed candy on Friday, Aug. 18, 2017 at the company's first Michigan location in Novi, 44225 W. 12 Mile Road, Suite C104. The soft opening was in January but the store is hosting a grand opening celebration Friday and Saturday. The store is a throwback concept with glass-bottled sodas, salt water taffy and vintage signage and posters. (Mark Cavitt/The Oakland Press)

Rocket Fizz opens first Michigan location, throwback concept with glass-bottled sodas and candy

Rocket Fizz opened its first Michigan location in Novi, 44225 W. 12 Mile Road, Suite C104. The soft opening was in January but the store is hosting a grand opening celebration Friday and Saturday. The store is a throwback concept with glass-bottled sodas, salt water taffy and vintage signage and posters. (Mark Cavitt/The Oakland Press)

It’s a throwback concept featuring one of the largest collections of salt-water taffy and glass-bottled sodas in the country.

Rocket Fizz, founded in 2009, is hosting a grand opening celebration for its first Michigan location Friday and Saturday.

The franchise features 560 varieties of soda flavors, vintage signage and posters, a large variety of candies, including 100 varieties of salt water taffy, and products from around the world that are hard to find in the United States.

IF YOU GO

• Friday and Saturday during normal business hours, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

• Novi Fountain Walk, 44225 W. 12 Mile Road, Suite C104

• Bounce houses, magic shows, animal shows and face-painting

Commerce Township resident and Owner Mark Fogarasi said his goal is to stock the store with products you cannot find anywhere else in Michigan.

“There is a lot here,” said Fogarasi. “There is no other store in Michigan like this. We have nostalgic brands of candy here that are really hard to find and those are the type of products that we go for. We have stuff from Japan, Europe and all over the world. We get special requests all the time. We are working on getting more local products too.”

Fogarasi’s daughter Rebecca manages the store. He said they’re hoping to open another location in Birmingham while also looking at either Rochester Hills or Royal Oak.